Tarachand Balgobin joined the Ministry of Finance in 1994 as Director for the Project Cycle Management Division.
He brings to this office a wealth of experience in the Public Sector as he has held a number of positions in various Ministries over the years.
In his current post, he assists the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Guyana with the formulation of new developmental projects and programmes aligned with the National Development Strategy, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme, Sectoral Strategies and any other developmental strategies in all sectors of Guyana.
He also provides expertise in negotiations with international development partners for new loans, grants and technical cooperation, as well as advises Cabinet, sector Ministries and senior-functionaries on matters related to the formulation and prioritization of the 5-year rolling PSIP, on an annual basis, particularly with respect to foreign-funded projects and programmes.
Mr. Balgobin has served as Chairman and or Member of several Boards including Guyana Forestry Commission, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Cheddi Jagan International Airport, National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Guyana Water Inc, National Mangrove Restoration Programme and the Investment Promotion Council. He also acted as the National Liaison between the Government of Guyana and the International Community including CIDA, USAID, DFID and UNDP among other international organizations.
He represented the Government of Guyana at the IDB, WD CDB, IMF and other International Financial and Development Agencies and was Deputy National Authorizing Officer of the European Union Programme under Lome and Cotonou Agreements.
He began his education at Annandale Secondary School and holds a Diploma in Public Administration (Distinction) from the University of Guyana. In 1988 he was awarded a Certificate in Project Planning from the University of Bradford. He also holds a Certificate in Micro Level Planning from NIRD – India, Certificate in Professional Studies in Project Management from ADL-SOM, Boston USA and a Certificate in Social Policy from the IDB in Washington, USA.
He is married and has 1 daughter.