Manuel Orozco

Nicaragua |  Director, Migration, Remittances and Development Program, Inter-American Dialogue

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Manuel Orozco is the director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. He also serves as a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development and as a senior adviser with the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Orozco has conducted extensive research, policy analysis and advocacy on issues relating to global flows of remittances as well as migration and development worldwide. He is chair of Central America and the Caribbean at the US Foreign Service Institute and senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.

Orozco frequently testifies before Congress and has spoken before the United Nations. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, a MA in public administration and Latin American studies, and a BA in international relations from the National University of Costa Rica.

Orozco has published widely on remittances, Latin America, globalization, democracy, migration, conflict in war torn societies, and minority politics. His books include International Norms and Mobilization for Democracy (2002), Remittances: Global Opportunities for International Person-to-Person Money Transfers (2005), América Latina y el Caribe: Desarrollo, migración y remesas (2012) and Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy (2013).

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A man waits in the doorway of a New York City money transfer store used by many Haitians.

Haiti’s Turnaround and its Impact on Remittances

This post is also available in: SpanishIntroduction This blog examines the role of remittances on Haiti’s economy. It points to its growing relevance over time, and the dependence on transfers from the US, while describing Haiti’s deteriorating social, political and economic context. The blog also points to a drop in…

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Transaction Costs in the Post-Covid Era

This blog examines remittance sending costs to eight Latin American and Caribbean countries and considers that the most important reality shaping the money transfer intermediation industry is that is tied to a global currency market.

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Failed development models across the region have favoured big mining and agricultural companies while neglecting small and medium-sized firms. Workers in this 'missing middle' of the economy have little choice but to go.
El costo de la adopción del bitcoin para [El Salvador] ha sido reputacional, ya que ha puesto al país en ridículo. El costo económico ha sido que el subsidio que sacó para incentivar el uso de la moneda se revirtió en dólares, y aumentó el déficit fiscal.