Report of the seventh meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable
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The seventh meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable was co-hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean and the Government of Suriname. The premise for this year’s Roundtable considers that while the prospects for the Caribbean to adequately meet its development needs have been seriously constrained, new opportunities have arisen, both international and regional, that may support the subregion’s efforts to find a robust recovery, and to become more resilient. The meeting focused on five interrelated thematic areas: (i) addressing vulnerability, debt and liquidity in the Caribbean; (ii) the multidimensional vulnerability index (MVI) as an effective measure of vulnerability in small middle-income Caribbean countries; (iii) responding to the data and statistical capacity needs of the Caribbean (iv) global partnership for repositioning, recovery and resilience in the Caribbean and (v) economic restructuring and diversification towards deepening the integration of the Caribbean into Latin America and the global economy. With respect to the Caribbean Resilience Fund (CRF), the meeting reiterated their support for the reconceptualized CRF which now focuses on two windows: resilience building/sustainable resilience and debt restructuring and liquidity enhancement. The establishment of such a Fund can contribute significantly to providing the financial resources to finance the critical investments required to reduce the economic, financial, fiscal, and environmental vulnerabilities experienced by Caribbean countries.
ECLAC Subtopics2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ; CLIMATE CHANGE ; COVID-19 ; DISASTERS ; ECONOMIC GROWTH ; EDUCATION ; EMPLOYMENT ; ENERGY ; FINANCING AND EXTERNAL DEBT ; FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT ; FISCAL AFFAIRS ; FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY ; FORESIGHT ; HEALTH ; INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT ; INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICTS) ; INNOVATION AND EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION ; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ; INTERNATIONAL TRADE ; MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES ; MONITORING OF INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL AGREEMENTS ; PLANNING ; PUBLIC POLICIES ; REGIONAL INTEGRATION ; SOCIAL PROTECTION ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; TOURISM ; TRADE POLICY AND TRADE AGREEMENTS
United Nations SubtopicsREGIONAL COOPERATION ; RECOVERY ; DEVELOPMENT PLANNING ; CONTINGENCY FUNDS ; FINANCING ; EXTERNAL DEBT ; MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES ; STATISTICAL DATA ; STATISTICAL CAPACITY ; PARTNERSHIP ; RESILIENCE ; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ; INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS ; DISASTER PREVENTION ; DISASTER INSURANCE ; DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES ; CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION ; CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION ; DEBT RESTRUCTURING ; COVID-19 ; PANDEMICS ; SMALL STATES ; SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES ; ECONOMIC INTEGRATION ; CARICOM ; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ; TECHNICAL COOPERATION ; CONFERENCES ; MEETING RECORDS ; RECOMMENDATIONS
Country / RegionCARIBBEAN REGION ; LATIN AMERICA