The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) is a UN-recognized, informal process that brings together stakeholders working on remittances and migration for development. 

Since 2007, GFRID has held biannual summits on the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) with participants from the public sector, private sector, UN organizations and civil society representatives from different regions. Here, partners share learnings on how to maximize the impact of remittances, reduce transfer costs, and enhance coordination.

GFRID is a key instrument to raise awareness of and promote migration and remittances for sustainable development. It is also an important tool to implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The upcoming Summit will take place at the UN Office at Nairobi (Kenya) on 14-16 June, in partnership with UN OSAA and the World Bank.

Latest sessions

Latest sessions

The GFRID Summit 2023

juni 2023 - EVENT

IFAD and the UN Office of the Special Adviser for Africa are hosting the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) Summit 2023.

eGFRID - Remittances and investment: how migrants finance sustainable development

januari 2022 - EVENT

The next eGFRID webinar, jointly hosted by IFAD and the European Commission (EC), will focus on the topic of “Remittances and investment: How migrants finance sustainable development.”

Related publications

Related publications

RemitSCOPE: Kenya Country Diagnostic

mei 2023

This diagnostic provides an assessment of Kenya’s remittance market, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, using a market-oriented approach. 

RemitSCOPE: Morocco Country Diagnostic

november 2022

This report provides an assessment of the remittances market in Morocco.

RemitSCOPE: Senegal Country Diagnostic

november 2022

The Senegal diagnostic provides an evaluation of remittance market into Senegal, under a supply-based approach. 



Frédéric Ponsot

Senior Technical Specialist on Remittances, Diaspora and Inclusive Finance

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Bibiana Vàsquez

Senior Remittances, Diaspora and Inclusive Finance Specialist

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Viola Paroli

Temporary Professional Officer, KM and Programme Implementation Analyst (FFR)

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David Berno

Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Officer (Kenya, Uganda)

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Leonard Makuvaza

Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Officer (South Africa, The Gambia)

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Francine Dove

Remittance and Inclusive Digital Finance Specialist (Ghana)

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Meryem Aziz Alaoui

Senior Consultant, Remittances and Financial Inclusion

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Guillaume Top

Diaspora Investment Specialist (Mali)

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Ankita Handoo

Communications Consultant

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