Dr. A. Didar Singh

Dr. A. Didar Singh

Senior Fellow

Email: didar.singh@dpg.org.in

Dr. Alwyn Didar Singh, author and former civil servant (IAS from 1976 - 2011) served as Secretary to Government of India (2009-11) and was Secretary General (2012-17) of India’s largest apex business chamber, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). He is associated with DPG as Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy Group (DPG) from March 2018.

Dr. Singh has been a member of the Global Agenda Council on Migration (2011-15) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He also served as a Member on the India-Indonesia Eminent Persons Group (EPG) nominated by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (2016-17). Dr Singh functions as Chair of the Diaspora group of KNOMAD (Knowledge Network on Migration), World Bank and in 2017 was named as Global Fellow at IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He has served on the International Working Group on Financing Pandemics Preparedness (IWG) established by the World Bank and is presently member of the ILOs ‘Global Commission on the Future of Work’.

Dr Singh has been conferred an Award for his service to the Indian Diaspora by GOPIO International (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin). He was named as Distinguished Alumnus of St. Stephen's College in 2012 and in July 2014 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (DUniv) by the University of Birmingham, UK.

Dr. Singh is an expert in e-Commerce, Trade and Migration issues and has authored several studies for international agencies, including the World Bank, International Trade Centre, World Health Organization, and South Centre, Geneva as well as the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Dr. Singh holds a Bachelors and a Masters from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi; a Masters in Development Administration from Birmingham University, UK; and a PhD on the Policy and Administration of e-Commerce (Panjab University, 2006). Dr. Singh has authored four books and several publications and has delivered talks and lectures at over 30 Institutions and countries around the world.

  • Future of Work in India: What is the View of the Indian Industry?

    Future of Work in India: What is the View of the Indian Industry?

    Date: January 28, 2019

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  • Rationale for a BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement

    Rationale for a BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement

    Date: August 27, 2018

    DPG Regional Brief Vol. III, Issue 15: Rationale for a BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement by Dr. A. Didar Singh, Senior Fellow Delhi …

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  • Long-term investments will lead to a sustained vision for e-commerce and agri growth

    Long-term investments will lead to a sustained vision for e-commerce and agri growth

    Date: May 18, 2018

    Private equity funds have often come to their rescue, but one can discern a pattern here. A company’s expenditure and …

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  • Resolution to Resolve

    Resolution to Resolve

    Date: April 24, 2018

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  • Labour and Development

    Labour and Development

    Date: December 30, 2017

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  • Making the Global Compact on Migration Count

    Making the Global Compact on Migration Count

    Date: December 14, 2017

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  • Time to scale up India – USA business ties

    Time to scale up India – USA business ties

    Date: April 26, 2016

    In 2001, as the Internet Bubble was collapsing and the stock market was imploding, Goldman Sachs predicted that four countries …

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  • India-China two-way business connect, investments key

    India-China two-way business connect, investments key

    Date: February 25, 2016

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  • Climate mitigation — it’s now about money

    Climate mitigation — it’s now about money

    Date: December 11, 2015

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  • If capital is footloose, why not labour?

    If capital is footloose, why not labour?

    Date: March 09, 2015

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