Dilip Ratha

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Dilip Ratha
ResidenceWashington DC
Alma materIndian Statistical Institute
OccupationCEO, KNOMADWorld Bank
Parent(s)Gopal Ratha (Father)

Dilip Ratha is a scholar of international migration and its relationship with global development. He is known for his role in adding [remittances]] to discussions of migration and development, starting around 2003.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Dilip was born in Sindhekela,Balangir,Odisha, India. He ended his school education earely, and left his village to pursue higher studies, getting a Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute. He later joined the World Bank and moved to the United States.

Professional life[edit]

Ratha heads KNOMAD, a World Bank initiative organizing data and knowledge on migration.[3] He also hosts and blogs at the World Bank People Move blog,[4] heads the Migration and Remittances Unit at the Migrating Out of Poverty Initiative of the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, and has authored content for the Migration Policy Institute.[5]

Media coverage[edit]

Dilip Ratha's professional work and personal journey as a migrant were covered in depth in a New York Times profile story in 2008.[1] He has also been cited and quoted in the New York Times,[1][6][7][8][9] the Wall Street Journal[10][11] the Washington Post,[12][13] and Forbes.[14]


  1. ^ a b c DeParle, Jason (April 22, 2007). "A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  2. ^ DeParle, Jason (March 17, 2008). "World Banker and His Cash Return Home". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Contact Us". KNOMAD. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "People Move: A blog about migration, remittances, and development". World Bank. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Dilip Ratha". Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  6. ^ DeParle, Jason (November 18, 2007). "Migrant Money Flow: A $300 Billion Current". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Tavernise, Sabrina (November 25, 2008). "In global crisis, flow of migrant money stalls". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Bennhold, Katrin (March 7, 2011). "From Afar, Moneymaker and Mother". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  9. ^ DeParle, Jason (April 20, 2007). "The developing world's absent providers". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Bellman, Eric (April 25, 2014). "Why Does India Beat China In the Remittance Game?". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  11. ^ Jordan, Miriam (September 23, 2012). "Migrants' Cash Keeps Flowing Home". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  12. ^ Kole, William J. (August 18, 2007). "Migrant Cash Is World Economic Giant". Associated Press (via the Washington Post). Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "For Some Immigrants, a Balancing Act". Washington Post. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Ferguson, Tim (October 13, 2003). "Aid That Works". Forbes. Retrieved May 28, 2014.

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