Dilip Ratha


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Diaspora Bonds

Diaspora wealth is like a hitherto untapped pool of oil. Diaspora bonds are retail bonds sold to members of the diaspora to raise development financing. It can be sold by governments or by reputable private companies.

A Bond for the Homeland,” Foreign Policy. May 2011

Homeward Bond,” New York Times/International Herald Tribune. March 2011

Diaspora for Development in Africa. World Bank publication.

“Diaspora bonds: Tapping the diaspora during difficult times,” Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Pollicy, October 2010

Innovative Financing for Development.” October 2008







 Updated 6/16/2011