Migration and poverty alleviation via Western Union

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This is an interesting story in today’s New York Times on the ubiquitous Western Union, and how it both helps poor people and is shaped by their movements around the world.

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One Response to “Migration and poverty alleviation via Western Union”

  1. mvomhau Says:

    A very interesting story indeed. My main concern about Western Union remains that the infrastructure it provides to migrants is ultimately profit-driven. If more remittance transfers were handled by NGOs this would open the door for fairer fee policies. It would also provide the opportunity to generate funds by instituting a short delay in the transfer (let’s say two days) and use the gained interests for public works in sending comunities.

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