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  • It is as much about ancestral bonds as financial ones, says Dilip Ratha , an economist at the World Bank who studies migration and remittances.

    Strapped Greece Taps U.S. Diaspora

  • But, according to Dilip Ratha, of the World Bank's Development Prospects Group: "The potential of migration for Africa remains largely untapped."

    Talk point: Development and the diaspora

  • Ratha says, “The cost of sending money to Africa is the highest among all the regions in the world,” says Ratha.

    Migration and Remittances Underpin African Economy

  • "Diaspora bonds can be a great way to tap directly the wealth and goodwill desire to give back of the diaspora," Mr. Ratha wrote in an email.

    Strapped Greece Taps U.S. Diaspora

  • Porous borders“It is safe to say that without migration and without the benefits that come from migration Africa would be a lot poorer,” says Ratha.

    Migration and Remittances Underpin African Economy

  • But in terms of impact, it is huge because it generates in tangible terms about US$40 billion in remittances alone to Africa, says Dilip Ratha, lead economist for the bank and the main author of Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills and Investments.

    Migration and Remittances Underpin African Economy

  • Noting 23 million African migrants around the world control $30 billion of savings, World Bank executives Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Dipil Ratha in the New York Times "Homeward Bond" propose "Africa bonds" to finance infrastructure like basic roads to transport farm products to market.

    Jonathan Lewis: Diaspora Development

  • Noting 23 million African migrants around the world control $30 billion of savings, World Bank executives Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Dipil Ratha in the New York Times "Homeward Bond" propose "Africa bonds" to finance infrastructure like basic roads to transport farm products to market.

    Jonathan Lewis: Diaspora Development

  • Tougher standards for more pay and protection for domestic servants also could curb demand, as some parents in the developed world leave the formal work force or work fewer hours to take care of their homes, said Dilip Ratha , lead economist and manager of the migration and remittances team at the World Bank.

    Seeking Safeguards for Unskilled Workers Abroad

  • I came into Cambodia a day earlier than Joe and met up with Ratha our friend and interpreter.

    John Hartley Robertson

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