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The Global Forum on Remittances and Development 2015 was organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the European Commission), and was held from 16 to 19 June, in conjunction with the Universal Exposition EXPO Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Over 420 key stakeholders took part in the Forum discussions. Read more...

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The first GFRD Awards were given at the GFR2013, where three of the 50 IFAD co-funded projects saw their efforts officially recognized as being the most innovative and with a great potential for scaling up. For this GFRD, the Award has been extended to participants from all organizations working on remittances around the world. Read more...

GFRD2015 NEWS!

GFRD2015 Press coverage

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07-07-2015
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Global Forum on Remittances and Development "International Day of Family Remittances"

When:       16-19 June 2015 Where:     Centro Congressi Stella Polare, Rho, Milan next to the EXPO2015 site. The fifth Global Forum on Remittances an

13-05-2015
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Comprehensive data on European remittances available for the first time - Press conference to present IFAD "Sending Money Home" report

What:       Press conference – IFADWhen:       15 June 2015, 10.00 Where:     Foreign Press Club (Stampa Estera),  Via dell'Umiltà 83, Rome A welcome

13-05-2015
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GFRD2015 MEDIA

The key role of migrants and remittances in the UNSGSA 2015 Annual Report to the Secretary-General

  The key role of migrants, and the tremendous impact that remittances have on their families and communities back home, is well highlighted in the

18-11-2015
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WorldRemit wins prestigious award issued by United Nations agency

Source: sfgate IFAD recognises “Best Practice in Remittances for Development.” IFAD, a United Nations agency, today recognised WorldRemit’s role in

20-06-2015
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Why immigrants flock to Russia

Source: Gulfnews Russia is not often thought of as a country of immigration. Yet, the country’s enormous territory and shrinking indigenous populatio

20-06-2015
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UN agency cites BSP’s financial education program for OFWs

Source: Gmanetword A specialized agency of the United Nations has cited the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for providing overseas workers and their fami

20-06-2015
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Azimo Raises $20 Million to Fuel its Global Growt

Source: fox8live Azimo, the London based digital money transfer service, announced today that it has raised an additional $20 million in financing. T

20-06-2015
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Mandare i soldi a casa

Source: Radio3Mondo Oltre ad assicurare la sopravvivenza di milioni di persone in tutto il mondo, le rimesse presentano anche un potenziale immenso i

20-06-2015
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Les transferts des migrants ne sont pas bien utilisés

Source: L' economiste DES marchés de transfert d’argent plus compétitifs aideront à une meilleure utilisation de l’argent qu’envoient les travailleur

20-06-2015
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Travailleurs migrants en Europe : ce qu'ils envoient chez eux

Source: sen360 "Cette somme de 109,4 milliards de dollars américains a fourni une bouée de sauvetage à  plus de 150 millions de personnes à  travers

20-06-2015
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Où va l'argent des travailleurs migrants européens ?

Source: Le Figaro INFOGRAPHIE - Les travailleurs immigrés en Europe ont transféré plus de 100 milliards de dollars en 2014, soit en moyenne 2000 eur

17-06-2015
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Doseljenici poslali 109 milijardi dolara kući

Source: Al Jazeera Među zemljama u koje su migranti najviše slali novac su Ukrajina, Poljska i Rumunjska, ali i države Zapadnog Balkana. Doseljenici

17-06-2015
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FIDA: Les marocains d’Espagne ont transféré 1,7 milliard de dollars vers le Maroc en 2014

Source: Lemag.ma Madrid : Les marocains sont la communauté étrangère en Espagne qui a envoyé le plus d’argent à son pays. Ils arrivent premiers devan

17-06-2015
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EthicPhone, la première application de paiement mobile pour la diaspora africaine en France

L’expérimentation durera six mois et sauf grosse suprise, elle débouchera sur la création d’une application pour smartphone qui promet de bouleverser

17-06-2015
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More than 230 million people live outside the countries and communities they call home. Many of them leave their rural villages for cities and destinations abroad, seeking the opportunity that they do not find at home, and often at tremendous sacrifice...

Click here to download the Global Forum Remittances 2013 Report

Following the links to the information about the EXPO2015. 

The Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD) 2015, organized by the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will focus on the European transnational markets and the development impact in other regions of the world. 

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