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PODCAST: Migrant Money is Key to Development

November 5, 2014

Did you know that the billions of dollars migrants send home to their countries each year far surpass the total amount of money that international aid agencies give annually? Mr. Dilip Ratha is a lead economist for the World Bank Group in Washington DC, and is a migrant himself. He says the money, called remittances, which international migrants send to their families and friends, is leading to healthier, more educated communities. Such remittances should be encouraged, says Ratha, who argues that regulations now controlling money sending are unnecessary. | To listen to the podcast, you will need to use one of the following browser versions or higher: Chrome 35, Firefox 28, Internet Explorer 10, or Safari 6.