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Date: 14/10/2020 - 14/10/2020
Location: Online Event

​​​​WSBI-ESBG Online Event: Covid-19 Impact on Remittances Flows

14 October | 10:00 CET


In the context of the IMF/WB annual meetings, we are delighted to invite you to a WSBI-ESBG online event on 14 October at 10:00 am CET.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp decline in remittances, the money that migrant workers send home to their families. The World Bank forecasts a reduction of almost 20% to €401 billion globally, the sharpest yearly decline in recent history.

This online event will feature a presentation by Mauro Martini from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), who will share a global perspective of the effects of Covid-19 on remittance flows.

The webinar is free of charge and will be in English. 

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10:00 Intro
10:05 Presentation by Mauro Martini
10:30 Q&A

10:40 End of Webinar


Mauro Martini is the Remittances and Development Officer of the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), a multi-donor fund aimed at promoting innovative remittance models and migrants’ investments for development. Mr Martini provides strategic, planning and programme support on the topics of remittances, migration and development to the FFR and IFAD divisions, and liaises with donors, promoting new partnerships and resource mobilization.

Before joining the Fund in 2013, Mr Martini served the European Commission as Programme Manager on migration and asylum, contributing to the annual action plans and policies, and the implementation of its portfolio of programmes and projects worldwide.

He then joined the International Organization for Migration as Policy and Programme Analyst, and was also in charge of resource mobilization.

Previously, Mr Martini was Policy Adviser of the Secretary-General at EMF.

Martini holds a Bachelor’s Degree on Contemporary History and a Master’s degree on Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from the University of Bologna, Italy.​​