Video On Demand

Harnessing the Potential of Diaspora Finance

September 21, 2015 • 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT

Please join us for an expert panel discussion on current trends and innovations in diaspora finance, with a focus on the experience of Bangladesh. In 2013 alone, middle and low-income countries received an estimated $414 billion in remittances from members of the diaspora. Diaspora finance has shown immense promise for economic growth and development in both developing and established nations. Government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector are showing increased interest in leveraging diaspora capital.

Panelists will explore how to facilitate connections among diaspora networks globally and develop innovative diaspora finance products that achieve social impact and financial return.


Alex Dixon

Director, Diaspora Investment Alliance, Aspen Institute

Eric Guichard

Founder and CEO,

Romi Bhatia

Senior Investment Officer, Development Credit Authority,U.S. Agency for International Development

Liesl Riddle

Associate Professor, School of Business, George Washington University

Moderated by:

Daniel F. Runde

William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

This event is part of CSIS’ ongoing “Chevron Forum on Development” series, which seeks to highlight the role of the private sector in global development.

Conor M. Savoy

Conor M. Savoy

Former Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development