Dilip Ratha: Leveraging Remittances for Development

International Studies in Planning Spring 2008 Lecture Series

Dilip Ratha currently works as an economist at the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a regional economist for Asian emerging markets at Credit Agricole Indosuez. Ratha’s lecture will discuss recent trends and outlook for global migrant remittances — tangible and less controversial links between migration and development that have become a major source of external development finance. Ratha’s lecture will also focus on new global initiatives to make remittances more effective for development, including efforts to reduce remittance costs and to leverage remittances for financial access for households and for capital market access of financial intermediaries.

Sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning and The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.