Norman Girvan

Institute of International Relations, University of West Indies


Norman Girvan received his BSc degree in economics from the University College of the West Indies (London University) and PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. Mr. Girvan was the second Secretary-General of the Association of Caribbean States (2001-2004).

Girvan is Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Mr. Girvan is well known in the Caribbean region for his scholarship and public advocacy in a wide range of issues of Caribbean development and integration. Mr. Girvan combines an academic background with experience in government and international organizations.

Featured Work

AUG 2, 2005 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The Urgency of Building Alternative Development Strategies

The Caribbean, along with the rest of the developing world, needs space for experimentation and for learning from the shared experiences of development policymaking.