Washington DC – Jamaica’s Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Hon. Peter Phillips arrived in Washington DC this afternoon to attend the 2014 annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank board meeting which is being held October 8 -13.
While in Washington, Min Phillips will hold discussions with officials from the IMF, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank as well as represent Jamaica at a number of other forums during the conference.
On Thursday, October 9, the Minister along with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Mr. Brian Wynter, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Mr. Colin Bullock, and Financial Secretary Mr. Devon Rowe will attend and participate in the Caribbean breakfast and caucus meeting.
On Friday, October 10, Minister Phillips will be among the panellists to discuss the topic, “Caribbean Economies, Has Recovery Arrived?” On Saturday, October 11, the Minister will speak on the topic “Private Partnership for Public
Service Delivery”, while on Sunday, he will address the meeting of the Community of Practice of Finance Ministers on Gender Equality.
Other topics to be discussed and debated at the 2014 annual meeting over the five day period that will impact the international economy and global development, by leaders and policy experts include, challenges for job rich and exclusive growth, progress towards ending poverty and bestowing shared prosperity, the role of public investment, resilient approach for achieving food security and how to restore trust in a financial system.
The minister is accompanied by the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Mr. Brian Wynter, the Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Mr. Colin Bullock, and Financial Secretary Mr. Devon Rowe and Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie.
Minister Phillips and his delegation will return to Jamaica on Monday, October 13, 2014.