10 September 2020 | Press Release
Authorities from more than 25 countries met with ECLAC and other multilateral organizations at the Caribbean Development Roundtable and the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee.
24 June 2020 | News
The United Nations regional organization ratified its “Caribbean First” strategy in times of pandemic, during a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
29 April 2020 | Press Release
Caribbean Heads of State and Finance Ministers met with ECLAC’s Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, to analyze debt relief proposals and other measures to fight the effects of the pandemic.
11 February 2020 | News
The rise of exports in the agro-processing sector unlocks exciting opportunities for economic diversification in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). This, according to the latest policy brief published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), entitled `Policy actions to facilitate upgrading of the agricultural sector in Trinidad and Tobago’.
23 September 2019 | News
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met with the Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the framework of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly being held in New York.
26 April 2018 | Press Release
The meeting convened by ECLAC and hosted by the Government of Saint Lucia, took place today in Gros Islet.
23 January 2018 | News
A study by ECLAC Caribbean assesses the difficulties, lessons learnt and success factors which have strengthened the global competitiveness of the Caribbean’s film and music sectors.
16 November 2017 | News
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean discussed the relationship between debt accumulation, the external sector deficit and lack of robust growth in the Caribbean at a recent meeting in Belize.
27 September 2017 | News
A recent ECLAC Caribbean meeting found that the benefits of hosting offshore medical universities could prove especially significant for some of the smaller economies of the subregion.
5 September 2017 | News
A series of consultations designed to explain the importance of pursuing public expenditure reviews (PERs) as part of the budget process were conducted recently in Belize with Government Chief Executive Officers, representatives from line Ministries and finance officers.
29 May 2017 | Press Release
Keith Rowley met with the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, agreeing to increase bilateral cooperation.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
A daunting challenge faced by financial institutions
in the Caribbean in recent years is the growing trend
being adopted by large global banks that serve as
correspondent banks to local financial institutions, to
severely limit or terminate their correspondent banking
relationships (CBRs) with these local or regional banks
(respondent banks). This practice is considered a form
of “de-risking”, whereby business relationships with
clients or categories of clients considered “high-risk”
are restricted or terminated. So far, financial institutions
in 12 Caribbean countries have had the CBRs of at least
one of their local banks terminated or “de-risked”.
30 March 2017 | News
ECLAC has just released its latest policy brief, which examines the adjustments that the Caribbean subregion needs to make in order to attain medium-term development.
3 October 2016 | News
Held at ECLAC Caribbean’s sub regional headquarters in Port of Spain, from 19 to 23 September, the workshop focused on forecasting and fiscal transparency in the conduct of Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs).
5 September 2016 | News
ECLAC Caribbean trains sixteen representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Education, Health, Agriculture and Social Care of Barbados in the conduct of Public Expenditure Reviews with applications for their respective sectors.
9 August 2016 | News
Nineteen senior representatives from Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Ministries of Finance, Agriculture, Education, Health, Social Development, Sustainable Development, and Public Infrastructure actively participated in the training workshop that was held at the Ocean Terrace Inn from 25-29 July 2016.
4 August 2016 | News
Twenty senior representatives from Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministries of Finance and Corporate Governance, Health and the Environment, Education, Agriculture, and Social Transformation actively participated in a training workshop that was held at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute, from 18-22 July 2016.
21 July 2016 | News
This initiative complements the recently launched ECLAC proposal for debt for climate adaptation swaps since it is designed to promote fiscal responsibility and build the fiscal resilience of the Caribbean; conditions which are integral to the success of the debt swap proposal.