The 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), is currently underway at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. High on the agenda are matters relating to the region’s public sector.

Under the theme, “Re-shaping the Public Service in the Caribbean for the Future — The Role of CARICAD”, some of the topics which will be specifically addressed include economic performance in the Caribbean and the challenge of public administration; the role of the public sector; and the future of Caribbean Public Services.

The board will consider today, the report from this forum, as well as the report of CARICAD’s Executive Director, Devon Rowe.

The current Chairperson of CARICAD’s Board of Directors is Mr. Alyson Forte. He is also the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of the Public Service in Barbados.

Based in Bridgetown, CARICAD was established by a decision of the CARICOM Heads of Government and is an institution of CARICOM under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The organization became fully operational in 1980.

CARICAD 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.  CARICAD’s focus has been on shaping and enhancing the development and sustainability of strong governance and leadership structures.



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