Rami Amin leads several initiatives at The World Bank and in collaboration with the IFC, developing insight to inform clients and Bank-financed operations on how to accelerate digital transformation, investment, and economic growth. His work focuses on 5G Networks, AI Policy and Governance, cloud infrastructure and services, e-government, national policy/strategy roadmaps for digital transformation, and designing innovative financing solutions to drive technology adoption in emerging markets. He is a lead author of the World Bank’s upcoming flagship report on 5G in Emerging Markets, as well as the World Bank’s reports on Harnessing AI for Development, Government Cloud Migration Strategies, and Cybersecurity Risks in Developing Countries. He also manages the Bank’s thought leadership series on Digital Development, co-leads the World Bank’s Secretariat for Mainstreaming Digital and Disruptive Technologies, and was appointed the World Bank Group’s IEG MAR focal point on Mobilizing Technology for Development.
Outside of the Bank he participates in various multi-lateral working groups bringing together leads from UN-based organizations to collaborate on AI and Data Governance. Prior to joining The World Bank he coordinated Oxford University’s leading center for interdisciplinary collaboration, providing early-stage funding for projects considered to be radically innovative with high-impact potential. Prior to this he worked for the ECIR Cyber Initiative at MIT, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard, and was also a Google Public Policy Fellow focusing on trade barriers in the digital economy. Rami was awarded a PhD / DPhil from Oxford, an MPP from Harvard, and was a policy and international affairs fellow at Princeton.