The Greatest Anti-Poverty Success Story
Jason DeParle of The New York Times spent 32 years following an extended family of Filipinos migrants as a series of journeys, across three generations, lifted them from shantytown squalor in Manila to a middle-class life in Texas. His new book A Good Provider is One Who Leaves provides both an intimate look at one family’s transformation and a wide-angled analysis of migration’s growing impact across the globe. It covers topics as varied as remittances, immigration integration, and the populist anti-immigrant backlash.The Washington Post labeled A Good Provider is One Who Leaves one of the top ten books of the year. Fareed Zakaria calls it ``the best book on immigration I’ve read.’’ DeParle will discuss his experiences living with the family in the Manila slums and what their extraordinary journey shows about the rise of global migration.
Journalist, New York Times
Chair: Dilip Ratha
Head of KNOMAD, Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank