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Dilip Ratha

Lead Economist, Development Prospects Group and Task Manager, Africa Migration Project


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Remittances and Migration, Innovative Financing, Economic Policy


English, Oriya, Hindi,   Spanish

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an Indian national, is Lead Economist and Manager of the Migration and Remittances Team in the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank.   An expert on remittances and migration, he is the author of “Workers’ Remittances: An Important and Stable Source of External Development Finance”, the article credited to be the first to reveal the global significance of remittances. He is a lead author of “Global Economic Prospects 2006: Economic Implications of Remittances and Migration”, and an editor of “Innovative Financing for Development”. Mr. Ratha's work reflects a deep interest in financing development in poor countries. He has been working on development finance and emerging markets for nearly two decades while at the World Bank, and prior to that, at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Singapore; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; the Policy Group, New Delhi; and Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.


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Updated October 08, 2008


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