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Dhanraj Singh
Dhanraj Singh

NAME:   Dhanraj R Singh


MSc Political Economy of Late Development
London School of Economic and Political Sciences 2011-2012

BSc Economics
University of Guyana 2006-2010

ACCA/CAT Finalist
Diploma in Computer Studies 

1. ODI Fellowship 2012

2. Chevening Scholar 2011-2012.

3. The Distinguished Professor Clive Y Thomas Award – for the Valedictorian of the economics class, University of Guyana, 2010.

4. The Vice-Chancellor Special Award – for the best graduating student, other than the winner of the President Medal or the Chancellor Medal in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

5. The University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) Award: for the graduating student (other than the winner of the Council’s prize), who has attained at least a ‘Pass with Credit’ and has made an outstanding contribution in other areas of University activities.

• Economics Finance for Development
• Political Economy and Institutional Change
• Rural and Agriculture Development
• Energy and Sustainable Development



“Understanding Long Term Economic Growth in Guyana: An Empirical Analysis on the Post Independent Period” (2012). A research thesis submitted in part fulfillment of the requirement for the Master’s Degree in Political Economy of Late Development, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
1. Khemraj, Pasha and Singh (2012): Sectoral Production Interactions and Spillovers in Guyana, Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana, Special Working Paper Series #3. (Forth Coming)
2. Singh, D (2012): When and Why Guyana Fell Behind: Understanding Long Term Economic Change, Transition Journal (Forth Coming)
3. Singh, D: The Economic Consequence of Public Borrowing: The Case of Guyana (Work in Progress)
4. Singh, D: Prosperity or Pain: Rethinking the role of Currency Devaluation in Growth – The case of Guyana (Work in Progress)
5. Singh, D: Is the Caribbean Heading for another Sovereign Debt Crisis? What have we learn from the 1980s? (Work in Progress)

President, United Students’ Alliance Party, University of Guyana Sept 2009 – Sept 2010

Volunteer - Student Tutor, More Than Conquerors Learning Institute, Guyana Sept 2008 – Jun 2010


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The political economy of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS)

Last week I concluded my rather extended discussion on the current global economic crisis and the lessons to be learnt from this. I trust readers would not infer from this that I believe the global crisis is over and we can safely return to business as usual. Far from it, while this is an appropriate point to introduce other topics to the discussion, I promise I will return to the global crisis if there are significant untoward developments in the coming weeks as we close out 2009 and enter into the New Year, 2010.

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Norway’s deception: Partnership or capture of Guyana’s rainforest

In this column last week I started what I hope will be a fairly full assessment of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). At the time of writing this column I have not been able to access the revised version of the Draft LCDS, which the government had promised to place in the National Assembly before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit), which starts tomorrow. As I await the revised version of the LCDS, I shall confine my assessment to those topics which should not be significantly affected by likely revisions.

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Norway And Guyana’s rainforest: Why beggars do not choose

For this week’s column, let me begin by re-emphasizing a couple of observations I have made about global inter-governmental negotiations thus far, as I continue to evaluate the low-carbon development strategy and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Government of Guyana and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, as well as its related Joint Concept Note between the two parties to the agreement.
Diplomatic principle.

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Norway and Guyana’s rainforest: Santa Claus or Old Higue

I hope that by now readers would have realised that Norway can in no way be looked upon as Guyana’s Santa Claus. I have also tried so far in recent columns to make it categorically clear that my principal intention is not simply to bash Norway as a historic polluter of the earth’s atmosphere. My main purpose in presenting Norway’s horrendous environmental profile is to assert the obligation this places on Guyanese to ensure our pristine forests are developed in an integrated, transparent, accountable and sustainable framework for the benefit of all Guyana. In particular to ensure that our national patrimony does not end up being mortgaged to the promotion of Norway’s studied and calculated efforts to deceive the world into believing that it cares more than any other nation about saving Planet Earth. As the saying goes “beware when Old Higue around looking for life blood.”

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Rule or exception: Double standards and fighting global warming

‘Dirty secrets’
I hope that I have already indicated clearly Norway’s double standards in its climate change and global warming actions. More generally, its Santa Claus image has taken a serious beating in the approach to the just concluded Copenhagen Summit. In his Guardian Weekly column last September, Mark Curtis bemoaned the fact that in spite of Norway’s benign image abroad it had “become the home of four dirty little secrets.” One of these is of course the environmental sleight-of-hand I have been dealing with in these columns in previous weeks.

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