Dilip Ratha








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



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Description generated with very high confidenceThe Hidden Force in Global Economics: Sending Money Home,” TED Global, Rio de Janeiro, October 2014.

Lunchtime lecture, “Migration and Development: A Roadmap to a Global Compact,” U.S. State Department, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, October 2017

Lunchtime lecture, “Migration and Development: A Role for International Financial Institutions,” European Commission, Joint Research Center, June 2017.

Harvard Global Development Conference, April 2017

Keynote, Migrant Labor and Global Health Conference, University of California, Davis, March 2017

MIT Venture Capital and Innovation Conference, February 2017

“The Invisible Billions: Remittances,” TEDxGateway, Mumbai, December 2015.

The Next Billion, Quartz Event, New York, November 16, 2015. Watch 30 second video.

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Description generated with very high confidenceKeynote lecture, Human Development and Capability Association, Georgetown University, September 12, 2015

European Union, European Development Days, High-Level Panel on “Migration is Development,” June 2015

Public Lecture - Diaspora Bonds: Partnering with the diaspora for investment and economic growth (video recording), The Mona School of Business (MSB), at the University of the West Indies, Mona, March 7, 2012

Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, 10th Coordination Meeting, UN, New York, February 9, 2012

Leveraging migration for development, Metropolis Project, Ottawa, September 28, 2011

Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills and Investments, joint lecture from the School of Global Studies and the School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, May 19, 2011.

On the impact of crisis on remittance flows to Asia, powerpoint with audio, OECD-ADBI roundtable ADBI-OECD Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia, Tokyo, January 19, 2011. (Please note: This is a large file.)

Global Forum on Migration and Development, November 2009, Athens, Keynote address in the closing plenary session of the Civil Society Forum; lunch time address at the Government Forum.

Keynote presentation (see powerpoint) at the Atlanta Fed research conference on remittances and immigration, November 5-6, 2010.

Kunda Datar Memorial Lecture, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, on International Migration and Development, August 24, 2010.

EuroMoney Seminars Development and Agency Finance Conference, June 18-19, 2009, Washington DC, keynote address on shadow sovereign ratings and innovating development financing.

Leveraging Remittances and Migration for Development,” Keynote, Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Center for International Development at Harvard University research conference "Beyond the Fence: Research Lessons on How Immigration and Remittances Shape Global Development," Washington, DC. May 26, 2009.

The impact of financial crisis on migration and remittance flows in Sub-Saharan Africa, video and powerpoint presentation, April 28, 2009. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Keynote address, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas International Research Conference on Remittances, Manila, March 30-31, 2009.

Innovative Financing for Development, Doha Financing for Development Conference, December 2009.

“Migration, Remittances, and Development: Policy Options,” Distinguished Lecture Series, Lowy Institute, Sydney, July 16, 2008 (powerpoint and audio).

Global Remittance Trends,” A conference call with institutional investors, July 11, 2008 (audio).

“International Migration, Remittances and Development,” Valedictory Speech at SAMREN Workshop, Kathmandu, March 9-16, 2008.

“State Policies toward Migration and Development,” Social Science Research Council, New York, February 29-March 1, 2008.

Management Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, February 6 and 8, 2008.

International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) Annual Meeting, Washington, January 7 – 9, 2008.

EMRC Africa Finance and Investment Forum, Lisbon, December 5-7, 2007.

G8 Outreach Meeting on Remittances, Berlin, November 28-30, 2007. See 7 recommendations and an excellent photo journal of the meeting prepared by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany.

George Washington University School of Business,Development Finance via Diaspora Bonds,” Washington, November 2, 2007.

Center for Global Development, “Are the Poorest Countries a Risky Investment? Shadow Sovereign Ratings for Unrated Developing Countries,” Washington, October 23, 2007.

Workshop on Shadow Sovereign Ratings, Georgetown, Guyana, October 15, 2007, organized by the Commonwealth Business Council.

Third Plenary Meeting of the Leading Group on Solidarity Levies, Seoul, September 3-4, 2007. Program.

Global Forum on Migration and Development, Brussels, July 9-11, 2007. Increasing the Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances on Development.

World Bank Migration and Development Conference, Washington, May 23-24, 2007. On International Remittances Agenda, and on Diaspora Bonds.

Inter-University Committee on International Migration and The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration, “Migration, Remittances and Development,” Tufts, April 10, 2007.

American Bar Association 2007 Spring Meeting, Payments and Electronic Banking and International Banking Joint Subcommittee Meeting Washington, March 16, 2007.

OECD Development Center and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of Finance Workshop, Madrid, March 12, 2007.

Migration Policy Institute and the German Marshall Fund of the United States Brainstorming Session on Migration and Development, Brussels, February 27, 2007.

Second Plenary Meeting of the Leading Group on Solidarity Levies to Fund Development, Oslo, February 6-7, 2007.

Kennedy School of Government, Center for International Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 8, 2006.

Asia-Pacific Postal Union Conference, Bangkok, November 2006.

Second International Conference on Remittances, London, November 2006.

Global Consumer Money Transmitters’ Conference, London, November 2006.

Federal Reserve Board, Dallas, Conference on Trade, Migration and Development, October 2006.

Visa International Conference, San Francisco, October 2006.

UN General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on migration and development, United Nations, September 14, 2006.

Presentation of Global Economic Prospects 2006 report at Accra, Bangkok, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Cairo, Colombo, Cotonou, Delhi, Geneva, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, London, Nairobi, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, November-February 2006.

UN High-Level Dialogue meeting on migration and development in Turin, June 2006.

US Department for Homeland Security, May 2006.

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, April 2006.

Metropolis conference in Prato, May 2006.

UN Year of Microcredit Conference, November 2005.

UNDP Roundtable on Remittances, New York, October 2005.

Inter-American Development Bank Conference on remittances and securitization, Washington, July 2005.

Visa Intergovernmental 7th annual International Government Services Conference in Singapore, May 2005.

UNFPA Conference on Millennium Development Goals in Marrakech, May 2005.

ILO Conference on Recruitment Policy and Remittances, Geneva, April 2005.

Conference on Managing Securitization for Lebanon and the MENA Region organized by the Lebanese American University, Beirut, December 2004.

World Congress on Human Movements and Immigration, Barcelona, September 2004.

OECD Conference on Migration, Remittances and Development, Marrakech, February 2005.

Eradicating Poverty through Profits Conference organized by the World Resources Institute, San Francisco, December 2004.

United Nations Second Coordination Meeting, New York, October 2004.

New Alliance Task Force Meeting organized by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Mexican Consulate, Chicago, October 2004.

World Congress on Human Movements and Immigration, Barcelona, September 2004.

G7 Working Group to improve remittance statistics, February 2005.

G20 Seminar on Demography and Growth, Paris, July 2004.

Swiss Foundation Conference on Working Diasporas, Washington, DC, March 2005.

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics-Europe, Brussels, May 2004.

Swedish International Development Agency Conference on Migration, Stockholm, May 2004.

Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa, January 2004.

Global Commission on International Migration First Meeting, Stockholm, February 2004.

Berne Initiative Meeting organized by the Swiss Government and International Organization for Migration, Berne, July 2003.

International Conference on Remittances organized by the Department for International Development, UK, London, October 2003.

Brookings-IMF-World Bank Conference on Future of Domestic Capital Markets, Washington, May 2003, and a similar conference in New York, May 2001.