Institutions for Development: What Lies Ahead in the Caribbean?


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The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to partner with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a discussion on the critical role of institutions in the Caribbean and their impact on sustainable growth and democratic stability. The IDB will be launching their new book, Nurturing Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean, which focuses on building Caribbean institutions that effectively support economic development. It explores the historical development of political and economic institutions with the aim of identifying areas in need of improvement in order to spur development in the region.

Following the presentation will be a discussion focused on what’s next for growth in the Caribbean. Can these institutions be strengthened to make countries more resilient? Will this have an effect on the relationship between the Caribbean and the United States? How will natural disasters and the rule of law impact economic growth and political stability?

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Therese Turner-Jones 

General Manager, Country Department Caribbean Group, Inter-American Development Bank (@thereselmm)


Moisés J. Schwartz 

Regional Economic Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank


Sally Yearwood

Former Executive Director, Caribbean and Central America Action (@SAY_CCAA

Daniel P. Erikson 

Managing Director, Blue Star Strategies (@danperikson)


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)


Light refreshments will be served.