- 2018 Speakers
World Bank , Head of KNOMAD Lead Economist
Thought Leader on Remittances and Innovative Financing. Head of KNOMAD and Lead Economist at the World Bank.
Mr. Ratha’s TED Talk “The hidden force in global economics: sending money home,” has 1.3 million views. According to a 2008 New York Times article about his life and work, “No one has done more than Dilip Ratha to make migration and its potential rewards a top-of-the-agenda concern in the world’s development ministries.”
Over a career spanning three decades in private sector and the World Bank, Mr. Ratha has worked extensively on remittances, diaspora bonds, future-flow securitization, and prediction of sovereign credit ratings. He is the founder of KNOMAD, co-founder of Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium, and the brain behind Africa Institute for Remittances.
Mr. Ratha is currently working to lower remittance fees and provide innovative financing solutions for people, businesses, and governments.