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Seminar on Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook

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The Migration and Remittances team (DECPG) is pleased to invite you to the following seminar:

Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook
Special Topic: Financing for Development
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Room C 8-150
World Bank C building
1225 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

The session will address the following:
  • Recent trends and outlook for migration and remittances
  • Special Topic: Financing for Development - discussion of the role of migration and remittances in Financing for Development including how reducing remittances and recruitment costs, leveraging remittances and mobilizing diaspora resources can provide additional sources of financing. Developing countries can potentially raise tens of billions of dollars annually through innovative methods of raising market-based development finance: securitization of future flows receivables and diaspora bonds.
The presentation will discuss recently released Migration and Development Brief 24.

Presenter: Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist, Head of KNOMAD, Migration and Remittances, DECPG, World Bank
Moderator: Merrell Tuck-Primdahl, Senior Communications Officer, DECOS, World Bank
Link to live streaming:
Participants who wish to post questions will be able to do so by Joining WebEx meeting
Meeting number: 733 866 242
Meeting password: rmUTeUX3
To Join by phone:
1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 733 866 242
Global call-in numbers
To join the conversation on Twitter: #MigrationBrief24
Participants who are not World Bank/IMF staff, please contact Harifera Raobelison ( to RSVP and request a visitor pass.


Dilip Ratha

Lead Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President of Operations, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank

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