DILIP RATHA is a Lead Economist and Manager of the Migration and Remittances Unit at the World Bank. He is also the CEO of the "Migrating out of Poverty" research consortium, a global, multi-disciplinary collaboration with its center at the University of Sussex. He acts as a focal point for the Bank's activities and international partnerships on migration and development. He has advised many governments and international forums including the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the Global Remittances Working Group, and World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on migration. His expertise includes migration, remittances, and innovative financing. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a regional economist for Asia at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Singapore; an assistant professor of economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and an economist at the Policy Group, New Delhi. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.