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 9 April 2020
 
10 must-read articles this week
 
It has been an intense week, with many organizations and media outlets focusing on the impact of COVID19 on remittance families and markets.

To help you navigate through the constant flow of information, we recommend the following 10 articles relevant to remittance families and markets in sending and receiving countries.

If you would like to contribute articles to next's week brief, please send them to: remittances@ifad.org
 
REMITTANCE MARKET INSIGHTS
 
Impact of COVID 19 and remittance market overview
By The World Bank 
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Guidance on digital ID – to help governments, financial institutions, virtual asset service providers and other regulated entities determine whether a digital ID is appropriate for use for customer due diligence
By The Financial Action Task Force 
 
Statement on COVID 19 and simplified measures to combat illicit financing
By The Financial Action Task Force
 
REMITTANCE FAMILIES AND DIASPORAS
 
PACE’s Sub-Committee on Diasporas urges governments to make it easier for diasporas to send money home during COVID-19 crisis
By Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies / Europe
 
Weekly newsletter on the situation of Nepali workers overseas and their families back home
By Center for Migration and International Relations / Nepal
 
 
GOVERNMENT PRACTICE
 
Zimbabwe Eases Coronavirus Lockdown to Allow Diaspora Remittances Flow
By The New York Times 
 
Qatar Ministry of Labour asked companies to educate their workers about online remittance services as a substitute of exchange houses
By The Peninsular Qatar Newspaper
 
COUNTRY NEWS
 
Remittances to Mexico could fall 17% in 2020 and recover between 2023-2028 due to Covid-19
By BBVA Research
 
MIGRATION
 
COVID-19: consequences for international migration and development
By The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
 
Rural migrant workers and the COVID-19 pandemic
By The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 
 
 
 
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