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
- Helping Haiti through migration and remittances
- Call for papers: Special Issue on Migration, Remittances and Financial Crisis
- Security and Development
- Dubious Dubai
- Migration and Remittance Trends 2009: A better-than-expected outcome so far, but significant risks ahead
- Does migration also cause climate change?
- Home Again
- Dune bashing in Dubai...with a hawaladar!
- More Videos: Diaspora and Development in Africa
- Nepal announces a diaspora bond
- Tendencias de las remesas en 2009
- India is the top recipient of remittances
- Video: Outlook for Remittances
- Outlook for Remittance Flows 2009-2011: Remittances expected to fall by 7-10 percent in 2009
- "Guest Worker" - an oxymoron?
- New paths to funding: Performance-indexed bonds
- A commendable web anthology on remittances
- Data for the people: A migration and development almanac from the Philippines
- New monthly remittances data and live online discussion transcript now available
- Live online discussion on April 8
- Remittances expected to fall by 5 to 8 percent in 2009
- Reverse remittances? Yes, but not really.
- Remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to exceed $300 billion in 2008
- Consumption smoothing via migration and remittances
- Helping people escape from poor geography or poor governance - from World Development Report 2009
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