Events

Forum on Promoting Remittances for Development Finance

18 March 2015 to 19 March 2015
Manila
Philippines

The economic implications and potential of remittances are broad and far-reaching. Remittances can be leveraged for growth and development, especially if countries can improve access to formal remittance channels and investments. To maximize their benefits, countries can enhance access to formal remittances services while bringing informal remittance flows into the formal financial system; leverage remittances to foster innovative finance and public and private investments; and improve impact of remittances by developing innovative and feasible projects.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
18 Mar 2015 Opening Session Opening Remarks Takehiko Nakao
18 Mar 2015 Opening Session Keynote Speech of Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala - Forum on Promoting Remittance for Development Finance
In his keynote address, businessman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala acknowledges the long-term value and positive effects of remittances to ...
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
18 Mar 2015 Opening Session Keynote Speech Naoyuki Yoshino; Nestor Espenilla, Jr.
18 Mar 2015 Session 1 - Remittances as a Driver for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Remittances as a Driver for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Naoyuki Yoshino, Peter Morgan
18 Mar 2015 Session 1 - Remittances as a Driver for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Increasing Development Impacts of Remittances Soonhwa Yi
18 Mar 2015 Session 1 - Remittances as a Driver for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Remittance as a Driver for Growth and Poverty Reduction in Asia
Remittances, particularly in Asia, have far-reaching impact in many countries. They give direct, immediate, and significant benefits not ...
Juzhong Zhuang
18 Mar 2015 Session 1 - Remittances as a Driver for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Comments - Remittances as a Driver for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Peter Morgan
18 Mar 2015 Session 2: Remittances and Household Investments Remittances and Household Finances Akira Murata
18 Mar 2015 Session 2: Remittances and Household Investments Remittance Investment Climate Analysis in Rural Hometowns (RICART) Jeremaiah Opiniano, Dr. Alvin Ang
18 Mar 2015 Session 3: Remittances and Access to Finance--Conducive Policies and Business Environment Remittance and Access to Finance: Conducive Policies and Business Environment Ahsan Ullah
18 Mar 2015 Session 3: Remittances and Access to Finance-Conducive Policies and Business Environment Remittances and Financial Inclusion: A Policy and Regulatory Approach
The volume of remittance inflows in the Philippines continues to grow. In 2014, remittances channeled through the banking system reached...
Pia Bernadette Roman Tayag
18 Mar 2015 Session 3: Remittances and Access to Finance-Conducive Policies and Business Environment Comments-Remittances and Access to Finance--Conducive Policies and Business Environment Betty Wilkinson
18 Mar 2015 Session 4: Remittance Innovations and Digital Finance Emerging Models for International Remittances through Branchless Banking Andria Thomas
18 Mar 2015 Session 4: Remittance Innovations and Digital Finance Remittance Innovations & Digital Finance Firoz Ahmed Khan
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
19 Mar 2015 Session 5: Facilitating New and Innovative Transactions: ADB Support and Instruments Facilitating New and Innovative Transactions: ADB Support and Instruments Juan Miranda
19 Mar 2015 Session 6A: Leveraging Remittance Flows: An Introduction to Future Flow Transactions Part 1: Understanding the Benefits of a Remittance Financing Transaction and Certain Legal Considerations Mayer Brown, James Patti, Wan-Ning Lie
19 Mar 2015 Session 6A: Leveraging Remittance Flows: An Introduction to Future Flow Transactions Comments-Understanding the Benefits of a Remittance Financing Transaction and Certain Legal Considerations Stefan Hruschka
19 Mar 2015 Session 6B: Leveraging Remittance Flows: An Introduction to Future Flow Transactions Part 2: Potential Structures and How Governments can Facilitate These Financings, Including for Corporations Mayer Brown, James Patti, Wan-Ning Lie
19 Mar 2015 Session 6B: Leveraging Remittance Flows: An Introduction to Future Flow Transactions Comments - Part 2: Potential Structures and How Governments can Facilitate these Financings, Including for Corporations Stefan Hruschka
19 Mar 2015 Session 7: Diaspora Bonds – Approaches and Country Studies Diaspora Bonds Capturing Diaspora Investments Eric Guichard
19 Mar 2015 Session 7: Diaspora Bonds – Approaches and Country Studies Diaspora Bonds: The African Experience Nana Spio-Garbrah
19 Mar 2015 Session 7: Diaspora Bonds – Approaches and Country Studies Comments: Diaspora Bonds – Approaches and Country Studies Deepak Taneja
19 Mar 2015 Session 7: Diaspora Bonds – Approaches and Country Studies Designing a Project Bernard Woods
19 Mar 2015 Session 8 - Breakout Session Group Discussions and Presentations
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 Mar 2015 Site Visit for Registered Delegates: Remittance Innovations in the Philippines Pag-big Fund Benefits for Migrant Workers Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe
20 Mar 2015 Site Visit for Registered Delegates: Remittance Innovations in the Philippines ADB Site Visit to Commission on Filipinos Overseas Imelda M. Nicolas

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