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Belize to Host Caribbean Growth Forum Meeting

Fourteen Caribbean countries renew their commitment to sustainable growth in Belize

Belize City, Belize – This week (February 29-March 2, 2016 ), representatives from 14 Caribbean countries will come together in Belize City to take stock on key lessons learned from the hundred reform actions implemented through the Caribbean Growth Forum, and announce a Communique to move forward on their pro-growth agenda.

Honorable Tracy Panton, Minister of State - Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade & Commerce, Government of Belize.
Honorable Tracy Panton, Minister of State – Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade & Commerce, Government of Belize

Belize is proud to host this meeting. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Caribbean nations to build on the results achieved so far by the Caribbean Growth Forum and enhance the competitiveness of our respective countries,” said the Honorable Tracy Panton, Minister of State – Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade & Commerce, Government of Belize.

During the meeting, countries will discuss and agree on how to create result based roadmaps to accelerate reforms and help track the implementation of actions linked to these reforms in the areas of investment climate, skills and productivity, and logistics and connectivity.

This event is an important milestone for member countries of the Caribbean Growth Forum. Together with our partner institutions, the World Bank is fully committed to supporting the sustainable development agenda that many Caribbean nations are pursuing and to identify innovative solutions that will generate growth, competitiveness and job creation,” said the World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, Sophie Sirtaine. “This initiative provides a real platform for Caribbean nations to accelerate progress made on reform actions and foster greater focus on results, transparency and accountability”.

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