The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) aims to bring together stakeholders from around the world involved in the field of remittances, migration and development, and stimulate the creation of partnerships and long-lasting synergies among public and private sectors, and the civil society. Since 2007, the GFRID has been organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations in collaboration with key partners, such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the World Bank Group, the European Commission and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs.
The GFRID has become, over the last decade, a unique platform in which to discuss global remittance-related issues and share solutions to maximize the development impact of remittance flows. The last two forums – GFRID2017 in New York, and GFRID2018 in Kuala Lumpur – both saw the participation of over 400 representatives from the public and private sectors, and civil society, and contributed to the global discussion on remittances, migration and development by raising further interest from different perspectives.
In 2018, the GFRID was included as one of the actionable tools, along with the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).
The GFRID2021 will focus on African remittance markets. It is set to take place on 16-18 June at the United Nations in Nairobi (Kenya). A series of virtual meetings (eGFRIDs) leading to the GFRID2021 are being organized and further details will be shared soon.