Charter for Caribbean Public Services goes before regional Ministers for endorsement

Logo_CARICADThe Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) will seek endorsement of a Charter for Caribbean Public Services when it holds a regional Ministerial Symposium in Antigua and Barbuda, 9 – 10 March 2017.

The Charter was developed by CARICAD with the primary intention of promoting a unified conceptual approach to Public Sector Transformation in the Caribbean Community.

The Symposium is one of the activities under the project “Support for South-South Cooperation: CARICAD/CLAD Partnership – Building Bridges of Solidarity and Cooperation funded from the CARICOM/Spain Joint Fund for Technical Cooperation. 

Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)
CARICAD – an Institution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – is the Region’s focal point for transforming and modernizing public sectors of member states to better formulate and implement public policy towards the achievement of sound governance

This second Ministerial Symposium under the project will have the following objectives:

  • To obtain commitment to a Charter for Caribbean Public Services
  • To establish the importance of Public Sector Transformation for social and economic development.  In particular to establish that public sector capacity has immense and direct implications for fiscal sustainability, social and economic development and investment attractiveness.
  • To facilitate the exchange of views between the public and private sectors especially as relates to the effects of public sector service delivery on trade, investment and ease of doing business.
  • To identify public policy initiatives aimed at addressing human capital and productivity in the workforce

Participants at this symposium will be drawn from CARICAD Member States and strategic partners such as CDB, UWI and the Caribbean leadership Project (CLP).