Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin: Volume 7, Issue 3: September 2018

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Sep 2018
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive development policies, skill-biased emigration, and other structural impediments. Taken together, these factors have resulted in a complex and challenging environment for promoting sustainable growth and development in the Caribbean. The situation is made more difficult by recurrent natural disasters, which are projected to increase in frequency in the future. This edition of the Quarterly Bulletin explores these constraints to development in our region and suggests policies and reforms going forward.