Alumni in the News: Manuel Orozco

photo of Manuel Orozco

After a year’s sabbatical Manuel Orozco will return to the Dialogue on November 15 to once again direct the Migration, Remittances and Development Program. During his break from the Dialogue, Orozco founded and directed the Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization at Creative Associates International. Orozco is widely recognized as a pioneer in the study of remittances. He has conducted extensive research, policy analysis, advocacy and implementation on issues related to global flows of remittances as well as migration and development in the Western Hemisphere and worldwide. He frequently testifies before the US Congress and has published extensively, including two books, International Norms and Mobilization for Democracy and Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy. Welcome back Manuel!

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Remittances Scorecard: 2016

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Migrants, Remittances, and New Technologies

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed US$70 billion in 2016, representing a critical source of income for the region. Two new Dialogue studies shed light on remittances, emerging technologies in methods of transfers, and opportunities for financial inclusion. These studies were presented and discussed on May 17th at an event moderated by Peter Hakim, President Emeritus of the Dialogue, and featuring speakers Manuel Orozco, the Director of the Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances, and Development Program, and Daniel Ayala, the Executive Vice President and Head of Global Remittances Services for Wells Fargo.


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˙Manuel Orozco