Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit and Head, KNOMAD, Development Prospects Group, World Bank
Dilip Ratha is Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit and Head, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) in the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank. He is the focal point for the World Bank’s Migration Working Group and the Diaspora Bond Task Force, and a co-coordinator of the (G8) Global Remittances Working Group. According to the New York Times, “No one has done more than Mr. Ratha to make migration and its potential rewards a top-of-the-agenda concern in the world’s development ministries.” Besides migration and remittances, Dilip’s research reflects a deep interest in innovative financing for poor countries: diaspora bonds, future-flow securitization, shadow sovereign ratings and South-South foreign direct investment. He is currently the chair of the Consortium Advisory Group (and previously the founding CEO) of the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium based in the University of Sussex. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a regional economist for Asia at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Singapore; as an assistant professor of economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and as an economist at the Policy Group, New Delhi. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi where he also worked as a visiting lecturer and helped build a CGE model of the Indian economy. Dilip hosts People Move, a popular blog and can be followed on Twitter at @DilipRatha. His TED Talk "The hidden force in global economics: sending money home" has been viewed over a million times.
Blogging on: People Move
- How does migration shape economic and social development?
- Preliminary estimates of diaspora savings suggest potential for diaspora bonds
- Whatever happened to Nepal's diaspora bonds?
- UN Secretary-General’s message on International Migrants Day, December 18, 2010
- Treat them fair
- Professor Bhagwati on a Knowledge Platform on Migration and Global Development
- Qatar's winning World Cup bid is a win for migrants
- Call for Contributions to Book “Global Migration and Remittances during the Financial Crisis and Beyond”
- Global research consortium to fill evidence gaps on migration, poverty and development
- Perspectives des envois de fonds vers les pays en développement
- Perspectivas para los flujos de remesas hacia países en desarrollo
- Outlook for remittance flows to developing countries: Recovery after the global financial crisis but risks lie ahead
- Diaspora bonds for development financing during a crisis
- Mobile phone technology and remittance services for the poor
- Who am I?
- A windfall from Wall Street – for remitters worldwide
- The Other Indian
- Crisis, employment, and migration
- A short Q&A on circular migration, return migration and reintegration
- Remittance flows to developing countries remained resilient in 2009, expected to recover during 2010-11
- What central banks say about monitoring and regulating remittance markets
- Leveraging remittances for microfinance
- When competition forces the market to serve the poorest
- A conversation on migration and development
- Mobilizing the diaspora for reconstruction of Haiti - via diaspora bonds
Blogging on: People Move