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Which Developing Countries Receive the Most Remittances?

According to a new report, developing countries will receive $414 billion in remittances in 2013. Remittances to India and China will total $131 billion. Global remittances, including those to high-income countries, are estimated to reach $550 billion in 2013.


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Mapping Obesity Worldwide

Who is more obese in your country: men or women?

Find out in this global map by The Guardian, which plots the World Health organization’s (WHO) gender-disaggregated obesity data by country.

Click through the full interactive feature to discover the obesity levels of men and women in any given country from 2002-2010.

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Source: The Guardian

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Which developing countries received the most remittances in 2012?

According to a new World Bank report, officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to reach $406 billion in 2012, a growth of 6.5% over the previous year.

The top recipients of migrant remittances in 2012 are India ($70 billion), China ($66 billion), the Philippines ($24 billion), Mexico ($24 billion), and Nigeria ($21 billion).

These flows are expected to rise 8% in 2013 and 10% in 2014 to reach $534 billion in 2015. The size of remittance flows to developing countries is now more than three times that of official development assistance.

Source: Migration and Development Brief 19