POSTPONED: Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019

 International   Wed, March 11, 2020 08:31 PM

Washington, DC - **Out of increased safety concerns regarding COVID-19 this event at the Inter-American Dialogue has been postponed until further notice. We look forward to hosting you at one of our events soon.**

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According to the Dialogue’s latest 2019 Annual Remittances Report, family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean last year grew by approximately six percent, totaling nearly US$100 billion. The growth in remittances stands in contrast to the region’s slower economic growth of 0.6 percent.

Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala are among the countries with the highest levels of remittance growth for 2019. Factors driving growth vary by country and include restrictive immigration policies as well as rising intra-regional migration – mostly related to political instability. At the same time, the ways that people are sending money are evolving as the marketplace for money transfers becomes increasingly competitive and digitalized.

This event is part of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Remittance Industry Observatory, an initiative that seeks to share information and analysis about the remittance market.

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