Title: Covid-19 and Remittances in Africa
Authors: KALANTARYAN SONAMCMAHON SIMON
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC121055
ISBN: 978-92-76-19741-6 (online),978-92-76-19742-3 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30262 EN
OP KJ-NA-30262-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-30262-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC121055
DOI: 10.2760/86710
10.2760/849509
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The spread of Covid-19 and ‘stay at home’ measures in response to it are dramatically reshaping global societies and economies. This report contributes to understanding the potential economic implications of the Covid-19 crisis by focusing on its implications for migrant remittances in Africa. Large declines in remittance inflows could affect the capacity of many African countries to address and exit from the crisis. The report describes macro-economic indicators (remittance flows and their relation to GDP) and analyses microdata from the 2016-2018 Afrobarometer survey, which produces nationally representative samples of 1200 observations per country.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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