Growth and Resilience Dialogue

 

 

Following the decision of the ECCB Monetary Council at its 86th Meeting held 21 October 2016, the first Growth Dialogue was held on 1 March 2017 with social partners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). Held under the theme: Working Together to Achieve Higher and More Inclusive Growth in the ECCU, the forum provided a unique opportunity for civil and social partners to dialogue with the ECCB Monetary Council on matters of growth in the ECCU.

Since its inception, the initiative to institutionalise the process to forge consensus through a Growth and Resilience Dialogue has evolved with the main goal being to address growth, competitiveness and employment in the ECCU in a sustainable manner.

In addition to the ECCB Monetary Council, participants include: Parliamentary Opposition leaders, representatives from the business sector, civil society, churches and youth groups, as well as representatives from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

The forum is held annually at the ECCB Headquarters and forms a critical part of the growth agenda of the ECCB and its strategic partners: the CDB and the OECS Commission. 

 

About the Logo 

Blue Upward-Moving Arrow:

The blue upward-moving arrow signifies stable economic growth and sustainable development: It portrays an upward trend towards stable economic growth and sustainable development as part of the ECCU transformation agenda aimed at advancing the good of the people of the Currency Union.

Green Stem and Leaves:

The green stem and leaves signify:

  1. Environmental/Climate Resilience: Profound awareness and integration of environmental and climate-related risk considerations in crafting a more resilient ECCU. The ECCU, by virtue of its geographical location is prone to several climate related events which threaten growth prospects and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
  2. Economic Resilience: The ECCU are small open economies highly vulnerable to external shocks and with limited access to financing. The upward nature of the stem signifies our quest and inclusive approach to economic resilience through diversification and by leveraging technology.
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