Ganesh Seshan is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Global Practice Group at the World Bank. Currently he leads the poverty program in Lebanon. His has previously worked on the distributional impact of trade liberalization in Vietnam and Sri Lanka, exchange rate devaluation in Djibouti, Maghreb economic integration, impacts of CDD programs in host communities in Kenya and Ethiopia and on international migration from Indonesia and India. The work on migration has focused on examining policies and social programs to enhance the developmental impact of migration and remittances. Seshan’s research has been published among others in the Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, World Bank Economic Review and Journal of Development Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia.