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Neil Ruiz

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Migration Specialist, Development Prospects Group, World Bank

Neil G. Ruiz is a Migration Specialist in the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank.  His research reflects a deep interest in the relationship between migration, political institutions, and development.  He has migration policy research experience as a research fellow at The Brookings Institution and as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank and the Migration Policy Institute.  He is a first-generation American whose parent's migrated to the US from the Philippines.  As part of his interest in migration, he returned to the Philippines on several occassions to spearhead several entrepreneurial initiatives in his parents’ home country with the Philippine Brain Gain Network to create an organization that linked MIT and Silicon Valley Filipinos to the Philippines to identify, mentor, and provide seed-funding for technology startups.  Read more ...

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