Dhanraj Singh, Executive Director
Dhanraj Singh, the Executive Director, founded the Guyana Budget & Policy Institute in 2017. He brings more than ten years of experience in economic development, international cooperation, and public policy research. He leads the strategic direction of the Institute, acts as the primary spokesperson, and work with the board of directors and community partners to implement the mission and visions of the Institute. Prior to setting up the Budget Institute, Singh coordinated and managed the Caribbean Local Economic Development program in Guyana, and was part of the leadership team for the rest of the Caribbean. As the Country Coordinator, he worked closely with local, municipal and central government agencies and community partners to analyze local policies and develop strategies for promoting local economic development and democratic participation. Singh also worked as an Economic Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana, and have consulted with the Inter-American Development Bank, Pan-American Health Organization, and the Government of Guyana on private sector development, health care financing, and sustainable local economic development, respectively. Singh holds an MBA with specialization in Finance and Investment from Lynn University, Florida, M.Sc. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and graduated Valedictorian in a B.Sc. Degree in Economics from the University of Guyana. In 2012, Singh received the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship award and in 2016 became a member of the Golden Key International Honors Society.