The World Bank organized today a discussion on the linkages between migration, remittances and development, on the occasion of the launching of the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2008.
Two of the speakers, Jason DeParle and Dilip Ratha, were respectively the writer and the main subject of an interesting article published in the New York Times last Monday: World Banker and His Cash Return Home.
Demetrios Papademetriou, Co-founder and President of The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), also gave his point of view about the linkage (or lack thereof) between migration policies and development. The Migration Policy Institute’s website is a great source of information on this topic.
For more information, check also the World Bank's Migration and Remittances site.