Presentation of a study on migration and development in Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Senegal.
The World Bank reports that the remittances received from emigrants by developing countries were 325 billion dollars in 2010, which greatly exceeds the volume of flows of Official Development Aid and represents over 10% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in many developing countries. Again according to the data of the World Bank, migration and remittances reduce poverty in the countries of origin and generate greater investments in health care, education and entrepreneurship through the creation of small businesses.
The director of the FIIAPP, Javier Quintana,together with members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, will present the report on 12 June at Casa Árabe. The event will also be addressed by Gonzalo Fanjul, researcher and author of the blog 3500 millones.The ambassadors of the countries mentioned in the study will also be present.
Place: Casa Árabe, Calle de Alcalá, 62 Madrid
Day: 12 June
Time: 11:00 am