Government will soon receive the draft final evaluation report on a project which was designed to improve productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in this country.
The findings of the report on the Barbados Competitiveness Programme will be discussed and feedback given during a closing workshop next Wednesday, August 30, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, at 9:30 a.m.
Officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Barbados Competitiveness Programme and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will deliver remarks at the start of the workshop.
Jointly funded by Government and the IDB, the cost of the Barbados Competitiveness Programme was US $11.8 million, with Government injecting US $1.8 million.
The programme’s implementation started in May 2010 and ended in March 2017. It comprised three components – ensuring a coherent framework to support business development incentives and regulations; improving trade logistics and trade facilitation and enhancing access to infrastructure; and strengthening public-private dialogue on competitiveness.