The study was carried out by the International Fund for Agricultural Development of United Nations covering the migration and remittance flows between 2007 and 2016. The study said 80 percent of remittances are received by 23 countries and among them India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Pakistan are the main recipients.
The UN report charts out that the US, Saudi Arabia and Russia as the leading countries from where remittances are being sent to several countries around the world. The UN report said that the flow of remittances have also grown over the period. It was $296 billion in 2007 while in 2016, the amount rose to $445 billion.