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08 oct 2015

Harnessing the Development Potential of Remittances: The Italy-Philippines Migration and Remittance Corridor

In the Philippines, remittances have been acknowledged for sustaining a consumer-driven economy, for giving rise to a new breed of middle class, for assisting the growth of the service industry and the real estate sector, and for improving the general population's access to health and educational services. The book looks into the Philippine migration system and the remittance corridor between the Philippines and Italy. The study delves into the issues facing Overseas Filipino Workers and provides baseline data useful for migration and developmental analysis.

  • List of Tables   
  • List of Figures
  • List of Text Boxes
  • List of Annexes
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Foreword by Bruce Reed, IOM Manila Regional Representative
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive Summary
    • I. Background of the Study
    • II. The Context of Migration in Italy and the Filipino Migrant
    • III. The Remittance Environment in Italy and in the Philippines
    • IV. Survey Findings on the Remittance Behaviour of Filipinos in Italy
    • V. Leveraging Migrants’ Remittances for Development
    • VI. Recommendations
  • Bibliography