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Migration & Remittances Data

Migration and Remittances Factbook 2011


November 8, 2010
. This book provides a snapshot of migration and remittances for all countries, regions and income groups of the world, compiled from available data from various sources.
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Remittances Data

Bilateral Remittances Matrices

Bilateral Remittance Matrix 2012 [XLS, 301 KB]

Bilateral Remittance Matrix 2011 [XLS, 294 KB]

Bilateral Remittance Matrix 2010 [XLS, 296 KB]

Annual Remittances Data
(updated as of Oct. 2014)

Inflows [XLS, 307 KB] | Outflows [XLS, 179 KB]

Monthly Remittance Flows to Selected Countries

Download data [XLS, 78 KB]

Migration data

Below is a collection of data on migration published by the World Bank in collaboration with various organizations:

Bilateral Migration Matrix 2010 

Bilateral Migration Database 1960-2000

Panel Data on International Migration, 1975-2000

Extended Bilateral Migration Database - Joint OECD - World Bank

Survey on migration and remittances

Household survey data on migration and remittances

We are providing open and free access to data collected through the Migration and Remittances Household Surveys conducted for the Africa Migration Project jointly undertaken by the African Development Bank and the World Bank. The Migration and Remittances Unit of the World Bank conducted in collaboration with institutions and individuals in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda.

Access household survey data here 

Please refer to the following paper for methodology and main findings of the surveys:

Plaza, Sonia, Mario Navarrete, and Dilip Ratha, 2011. Migration and Remittances Household Surveys: Methodological Issues and New Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa [PDF, 1.3 MB], 2011. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. (Africa Migration Project, Migration and Remittances Unit, World Bank).

Survey of African diaspora in Belgium

In preparation of Global Economic Prospects 2006, three surveys were implemented in Belgium, during March-April 2005, to collect information on household characteristics, migration and remittances from households in which at least one person was born in, respectively, the Dem. Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Senegal. The heads of Diaspora networks from these countries nominated volunteers from their respective communities to act as interviewers and provided the lists of household members to be contacted for interviews.

Questionnaire: Congo DR [PDF, 293 KB] | Nigeria [PDF, 294 KB] | Senegal [PDF, 272 KB] Excel Data: Congo DR [XLS, 255 KB] | Nigeria [XLS, 208 KB] | Senegal [XLS, 234 KB]

Shadow Sovereign Ratings

Shadow Sovereign Ratings for Unrated Developing Countries

Sovereign ratings are a necessary condition for countries to fully access international capital. Even if the sovereign government is not issuing bonds, the sovereign rating often acts as a “ceiling” for the private sector and can influence itsinternational capital market access. However, 58 developing countries are still not rated by Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch, the three international credit rating agencies. We present an exercise to predict “shadow” sovereign ratings to estimate where unrated countries would lie on the credit spectrum if they were rated. Contrary to popular perception, unrated countries are not necessarily at the bottom of the rating spectrum.

World Development article; Economic Premise [PDF, 807 KB]

Access dataset here [XLS, 212 KB]

Please refer to the paper for the methodology and estimates of shadow sovereign ratings:

Ratha, Dilip, Prabal De and Sanket Mohapatra, 2011. "Shadow Sovereign Ratings for Unrated Developing Countries." World Development, Vol. 39, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 295-307.




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