Harnessing Digitization for Remittances in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | July 2021

This report looks at the benefits of digitization for remittances in Asia and the Pacific.

  • US$22.00 (paperback)

Remittances are considered a lifeline of developing countries and are especially vital for migrants and their families. Digital data technology can help alleviate many of the “pain-points” in the remittances industry. For example, it can significantly enhance the convenience, speed, security, and affordability of sending and receiving remittances. The report discusses the importance of remittances in Asia and the Pacific, the key challenges faced by the industry, and the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It also includes country case studies that demonstrate the benefits of digitization and makes recommendations on how the digitization of remittances across the region can be further advanced.


  • Introduction
  • The Importance of Remittances to Asia
  • Challenges with Remittances
  • Impact of Coronavirus Disease on Remittances to Asia
  • Digitization and Remittances
  • ADB Support for Remittances
  • Recommendations
  • Key Messages

Additional Details

  • Finance sector development
  • Banking and non-bank financial institutions
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • 38
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS210263-2
  • 978-92-9262-962-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-963-2 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-964-9 (ebook)

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