Dilip Ratha








Working to lower remittance fees and provide innovative financing solutions for people, businesses, and governments


Media Coverage

“No one has done more than Mr. Ratha to make migration and its A group of people in a room

Description generated with very high confidencepotential rewards a top-of-the-agenda concern in the world’s development ministries.” Jason DeParle, “World Banker and His Cash Return Home,”  New York Times, March 17, 2008. (Photo taken from the same article – shows a classroom in Pallishree High School, Sindhekela, where I studied.)

Money Transfers: Are They Too Costly? BBC Business Daily, October 16, 2017

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Send Cash, Bloomberg, Jun 16, 2017

The other kind of immigration, The Economist, Dec 20, 2016

Who Gives More To The Developing World: Aid Donors Or Migrant Workers? NPR, Apr 13, 2016

The surprising complexity of moving money across borders, Marketplace Radio, Jun 1, 2015

How migrants control one of the world's most powerful economic engines, PBS NewsHour, Apr 13, 2015

Dinerito de Amor, EfectoNaim, Nov 13, 2015

Remittances to India could be bigger than its IT exports, Quartz, Dec 9, 2015

European Union Seeks Help From Africa on Migrant Flow, Wall Street Journal, Nov 10, 2015

Economic Woes Are Choking The GCC's Robust Remittance Flows, Forbes Middle East, Nov 15, 2016

The Real Cost and Impact of Remittances, Huffington Post, Mar 29, 2016

African art needs to come home - and this is why, The Guardian, Oct 21, 2015

Homeward Bond, New York Times, Mar 11, 2011

Remittance corridors: New rivers of gold. The Economist. Apr 28, 2012

Diaspora bonds, Smile Jamaica TV, Kingston, Mar 7, 2012

Analysis: Aid or Immigration? BBC, London, Oct 9, 2011

Diaspora bonds: Milking migrants. The Economist. Aug 17, 2011

Remittances to developing countries: What goes up. The Economist. July 30, 2009

Remittances: Big, but dipping. The Economist. August 17, 2009

Trickle-down economics: Migrants are less fickle sources of cash than foreign creditors. The Economist. February 19, 2009

Some coverage following “World Banker and His Cash Return Home,” New York Times, by Jason DeParle, March 17, 2008 (see photo above)

Multimedia story

Article in International Herald Tribune, March 12, 2008

An article about the Times article in the Samaja, the leading Oriya daily, March 23, 2008

A profile in BBC World Service Radio, on Outlook with Fred Dove, March 24, 2008

“Global Remittances,” ABC Radio, Philip Adams, July 15, 2008 (listen to audio)  

“Third World banking on diaspora,” Philip Adams, the Australian, July 22, 2008

Weak U.S. dollar makes life tougher for immigrants, Reuters, by Kevin Plumberg, February 11, 2008

Developing countries attract migrants too, The Economist print edition, January 3, 2008

Migrants' remittances help ease poverty back home, but they are not a cure-all, The Economist print edition, January 3, 2008

Migrant Money Flow: A $300 Billion Current, New York Times, by Jason DeParle, November 18, 2007

Migrant Cash Is World Economic Giant, in The Washington Post, The Guardian and other newspapers, by William J. Kole, Associated Press, August 19, 2007

The importance of remittances, The Economist print edition, Jul 29 2004

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves, in New York Times Magazine, April 22, 2007; see also The developing world's absent providers, by Jason DeParle, International Herald Tribune, April 20, 2007 

Follow the money, by Vivienne Walt, Time Europe Magazine, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005

Poor-country multinationals, The Economist print edition, April 7, 2005

Untapped potential of the money lifeline, by Doreen Carvajal, International Herald Tribune, Saturday, February 21, 2004

Remittance market draws major players: Banks, cards, credit unions enter the fray, by Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Seeds of Promise, by Richard Boudreaux, Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2006

The hidden wealth of the poor, The Economist, November 3, 2005

New conductors speed global flows of money: Cellphones make transfers faster, cheaper, by Mary Jordan, Washington Post, Tuesday, October 3, 2006

The check is in the mail: Does the money immigrants send home do any good? By George Musser, Scientific American, March 26, 2006

African nurses heading to United States, by Rodrique Ngowi, The Associated Press, Thursday, June 29, 2006


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