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Leaders meet ahead of IDB Annual Meeting of Caribbean Governors

High level Government officials from the Caribbean region met virtually on Friday with Senior Management of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) for a frank conversation about the challenges facing Caribbean member countries. 

The discussion, which took place during the Caucus Meeting of Caribbean Governors of the IDBG, provided a preview of the range of topics that could be on the table when the Caribbean Country Department of the IDBG convenes its X Annual Meeting of Caribbean Governors on February 25th and 26th.  Among the topics discussed were the critical need for vaccine access in small economies, climate change vulnerability, debt sustainability, the digital agenda, building a resilient tourism industry, and access to finance for the regional private sector.

Members of the IDB Board of Governors from The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago were present.  The meeting was Chaired by the Governor from Jamaica, Minister Nigel Clarke.

For the IDBG, the Senior Management team was led by Executive Vice President Reina Mejia Chacon.  Ms. Mejia was joined by the Vice Presidents for Countries and Sectors & Knowledge, the CEO of IDB Invest, the CEO of IDB Lab, and the Manager of the Caribbean Country Department.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public- and private-sector clients throughout the region.


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