Migration and development

Financing for sustainable development: the role of remittances

 

31 March 2015

OECD Conference Centre

Paris, France

  

This preparatory meeting of the 2015 Global Forum on Development addressed the role of remittances in financing for sustainable development. During the session, panellists discussed the factors that could contribute to making remittances a better financing tool for sustainable development, as well as the role of public policies in enhancing the development potential of remittances. 

 

GFD 2015 - remittances session - 1
From left to right: Secretary Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO); Manuel Orozco, Senior Fellow, Migration, Remittances and Development, InterAmerican Dialogue; Pedro de Vasconcelos, Programme Coordinator of the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), IFAD; Flore-Anne Messy, Principal Administrator, Financial Education, OECD

 

GFD 2015 - remittances session - 2
During the meeting, participants discussed issues such as how remittances can contribute to inequalities in countries of origin and the need to avoid viewing remittances as a substitute for development assistance. 

 

Chair: David Khoudour, Head of Unit, Migration and Skills, OECD Development Centre

Panellists:

  • Secretary Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
  • Manuel Orozco, Senior Fellow, Migration, Remittances and Development, InterAmerican Dialogue
  • Pedro de Vasconcelos, Programme Coordinator of the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), IFAD

Respondent from the floor: Flore-Anne Messy, Principal Administrator, Financial Education, OECD

 

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