Innovative thinker in development finance including remittances, diaspora bonds, sovereign ratings, and structured finance. Lead economist and manager of the Migration and Remittances Unit, World Bank. Founder and Head of the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). Founder and first CEO of Migrating Out of Poverty research consortium, currently chair of the Consortium Advisory Group. Adviser to many governments and international forums including Global Forum on Migration and Development, Global Remittances Working Group, African Institute for Remittances, and World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on migration. Prior to joining the World Bank, worked as a regional economist for Asia at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Singapore; assistant professor of economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; economist at the Policy Group, New Delhi; and lecturer in Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. Ph.D. in economics from Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.