The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) discussed ways to improve financial services used by migrants and diaspora communities, and to maximize the development impact of migrants’ remittances in the Asia-Pacific region. On the occasion of the Forum, IFAD launched a report titled, ‘RemitSCOPE – Remittance markets and opportunities – Asia and the Pacific’. Conclusions from GFRID 2018 will feed into efforts to achieve the SDGs, and into current negotiations towards the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.