India

No one has done more to make migration and its potential rewards a top-of-the-agenda concern than the World Bank economist Dilip Ratha. He grew in the isolated village of Sindhekela, where monkeys prowl rutted roads, and the native son who achieved the most did so by going away.

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Cape Verde

Virtually every aspect of global migration can be seen in this tiny West African nation, where the number of people who have departed approaches the number who remain and almost everyone has a close relative in Europe or the United States. In a country with little rain and a history of famine, migration began as a necessity and became part of the civic DNA.

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