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Seventh meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable

12 October 2022|Event

Seventh meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable - The Caribbean: Recovery and Repositioning in the context of COVID-19 and beyond The Caribbean Development Roundtable will bring together regional and international development thinkers and practitioners, leaders and senior policymakers from ECLAC member States and associate member countries, representatives of the UN System, regional and international financial institutions, academia, and civil society, including the private sector, as well as other development partners. All are invited to contribute to the discussions.

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In the wake of the onslaught of COVID-19 which served to exacerbate the debt and vulnerability challenges facing the subregion, the Caribbean Development Roundtable this year turns the spotlight on recovery and repositioning, with a view to finding practical and workable solutions to invest in resilience, economic recovery and sustained growth. The Roundtable, through panel discussions and dialogue among policymakers and key stakeholders, will be updated on the progress being made towards the establishment of the Caribbean Resilience Fund.

 

The Roundtable will also explore other opportunities for mobilizing innovative and concessional financing for investment in resilience building and adaptation. This is to promote economic recovery through diversification and a deepening of integration within the regional economy, and through global repositioning with the international community's support.

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

 

  1. Opening of the meeting.
  2. Addressing vulnerability, debt and liquidity in the Caribbean.
  3. The multidimensional vulnerability index as an effective measure of vulnerability in middle-income
  4. Responding to data and statistical capacity needs in the Caribbean.
  5. Global partnership for repositioning, recovery and resilience in the Caribbean.
  6. Economic restructuring and diversification for deeper integration of the Caribbean with Latin America and in the global economy.
  7. Close of the meeting.