Global Remittance Flows in 2021: A Year of Recovery and Surprises

Published in marketscreener on November 17, 2021 KNOMAD and the World Bank have just released our new semi-annual report – Migration and Development Brief 35. It is remarkable to see the recovery in remittance flows in 2021, proving again their reliability as an absolute lifeline for families of migrants back home, especially in times of need. In […]



Robust remittances reported in October

By Omar Qureshi Published in The Express Tribune on November 14, 2021 KARACHI: The remittances sent home by overseas Pakistanis surged 10.2% in October 2021 to $2.5 billion on a year-on-year (YOY) basis owing to measures taken by the Government and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to encourage the use of formal channels to send money[…]



Through the glass ceiling and the language barrier

By Daud Khan/Ahmed Raza Published in Express Tribune on October 24, 2021 MILAN: The Pakistani diaspora in Italy – numbering about 150,000 – is the largest in Europe after the UK. The bulk of the first generation immigrants have limited education levels and are stuck in low income activities such as picking fruit and vegetables, managing livestock[…]