Caribbean Development Bank
Statistician and Country Economist for Trinidad and Tobago
Dindial Ramrattan is the Statistician and Country Economist for Trinidad and Tobago at the Caribbean Development Bank. Dindial has over 15 years of experience in statistics, economics, and social policy formulation. Dindial currently represents the Caribbean Development Bank on the Board of Paris 21, and the Steering Committee for the United Nation’s Modernisation of Statistics in Trinidad and Tobago project; he also previously represented the Bank on the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) Task force for Labour Market Statistics and the Technical Working Group of the OECS’ Data for Decision Making Project. Previous experiences include work at the Central Statistical Office of Trinidad and Tobago; Ministry of Social Development; Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce; and the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Also, Dindial remains actively engaged in education, as a lecturer in Demographic Analysis at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. His education includes a M.Sc in Development Statistics (specialization in Demography), B.SC in Economics (with a minor International Relations), and a Certificate in Geographic Land Information Systems from the University of the West Indies. Dindial previously served as the Vice President of the Trinidad and Tobago Economics Association. Also, Dindial is widely published in Poverty, Monetary Policy and Inflation, Gender equality, the Blue Economy, Ageing, and Natural Capital Valuation. He is also part of the Emerald Literati Network with co-authored research, earning an award of high commendation from the Emerald Publishing Group.