Economic Development in the Caribbean


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After sustained and strong development in the 1960s and 1970s, the Caribbean’s economic growth has been slow over the past two decades. Caribbean nations are confronting a range of deep macroeconomic, financial, and structural challenges, as well as persistent violent crime, high energy costs, constrained access to credit, the high cost of doing business, and frequent natural disasters. In the face of these many obstacles, what is the path to unleashing growth and strengthening resilience in the Caribbean? 

The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to partner with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to host a panel of experts for a discussion focused on structural impediments to sustained economic growth in the Caribbean.

Follow this event on Twitter at #CaribbeanDev and @The_Dialogue.

A light breakfast will be served. 


Joyce Wong

Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

Sebastian Acevedo

Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF 

Daniel P. Erikson

Managing Director, Blue Star Strategies, LLC (@danperikson)


Manuel Orozco

Senior Fellow & Program Director, Migration, Remittances & Development, Inter-American Dialogue (@manuelorozco65)



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