This compilation is brought to you by the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Issue 2 - 24 April 2020
Must-read articles and upcoming events
As COVID-19 continues to affect millions around the world, please find below a selection of most relevant articles and upcoming webinars relevant to remittance families and markets in sending and receiving countries.

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World Bank predicts sharpest decline of remittances in recent history
By The World Bank
> Press release
Global Remittance Market: Insights & forecast with potential impact of COVID-19 (2020-2024), including a focus on the global remittance market, segmented on the basis of remittance inflows and remittance outflows by countries
By Research and Markets
> Report
Bangladesh: Expatriates opt for bKash to send remittance safely amid Covid-19 crisis
By The Financial Express
> Article
Local medics team up with diaspora to battle COVID-19 in cyberspace
By International Organisation for Migration
The Policy Tracker instrument provided by the IMF summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracker includes 193 economies and is updated regularly
By The International Monetary Fund
Malawi’s Government orders reduction on mobile money fees
By The IT Web Africa
> Article
State Bank of Pakistan offers incentives to mitigate the risk of drop in workers’ remittances
By Link News
Emerging Europe braces for sharp drop in remittances from foreign workers
By Emerging Europe
> Article

Georgia: In March 2020, a drop of about 9% was recorded in the volume of money transfers from abroad
By National Bank of Georgia
> Web page

Central Bank of the Philippines encourages shift to e-payments amid quarantine
By Central Bank of the Republic of the Philippines
> Media Release 
Weekly newsletter on the situation of Nepali workers overseas and their families back home
By Center for Migration and International Relations / Nepal
Lockdown in India has impacted 40 million internal migrants
By The Economic Times
Across the EU, national and local authorities, civil society and international organisations are reaching out to migrant communities. The European Website on Integration reports the most relevant initiatives categorised by country
By the European Website on Integration
> Web page
Rapid Assessment: COVID-19 related vulnerabilities and perceptions of non-Thai population in Thailand
By International Organization for Migration (IOM)
> Assessment 
Webinar: African Posts, more necessary than ever for cheaper money transfers, webinar to be held on 30 April at 12.00 GMT
By Digital Africa Live
> Registration link
Webinars on the Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants, Migration and Development on 28 April at 09.00 CET and 30 April at 17.00 CET
By the Global Forum on Migration and Development

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