Various issues relating to the growth of the Barbados economy will come under the microscope at month-end, when the Ministry of Economic Affairs stages its Eighth Annual Lecture Series Seminar.
Striving For Sustainable Growth: How Can We Achieve It? is the theme of the half-day session, to be held on Friday, October 31, in the Lecture Theatre, First Floor, Warrens Office Complex, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, is expected to give remarks, while the Chairman of the Economic Policy Advisors Committee, Sir Frank Alleyne, will deliver the feature address.
The four presentations to be made during the session are: Evaluating Donors and Barbadian Project Management Officers??? Experiences for Projects and Evaluations; List of Commodities Ineligible for Conditional Duty Exemptions; The Rates and Direct Economic Costs of Absenteeism among Public Primary Health Care Nurses in Barbados; and Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector.
Those participating in the seminar will include public servants, the private sector, academia, local financial institutions and donor partners such as the Caribbean Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the European Union.
In addition, copies of Volume 7 of the Journal of Public Sector Policy Analysis will be available at the seminar. The Journal was first published in 2007 and expresses the views of analytical commentaries on pertinent economic and social issues confronting the society.
It is the first academic journal to be produced by the public service of Barbados and the Annual Lecture Series Seminar assists in its promotion.??For further enquiries on the seminar and the Journal, the public should contact Acting Chief Economist, Ronnie Griffith, at 310-1307, or Economists Kelly Hunte at 310-1354 or Rhea Clarke-Mason at 310-1323.