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CDB to fund performance management unit in St. Lucia

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Dr. Justin Ram, CDB’s Economics director

(CMC) – St. Lucia is to receive five million US dollars from the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to establish a Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PMDU).

The Allen Chastanet administration is in the process of developing a Strategic Development Plan for the period 2019-2022, and has committed to adopting a new approach to executing its strategic priorities, with a focus on implementation.

“CDB’s research has shown that implementation of projects and policies identified in national development plans and annual budgets remains a weak area for many countries in the Region. In addition, implementation deficits and lack of capacity often limit the effectiveness of the Bank’s projects in the Caribbean.

“As such, CDB is committed to helping our Borrowing Member Countries to overcome these challenges. Through this new approach, we hope to assist the Government of Saint Lucia in delivering meaningful results and outcomes that are sustainable,” said Dr. Justin Ram, CDB’s Economics director.

The CDB said that the funds will be used to finance the third and fourth stages­ of a four-stage implementation and delivery mechanism being piloted in Castries, with support from bank.

The first two stages, which involved a country diagnostic data-gathering exercise, and high-level workshops, took place in April. The final two stages comprise consultative labs, which focus on solutions to critical problems, developing and implementation of plans; and the establishment of the PMDU, which will focus on the implementation of key priorities over the medium term, with full governmental support. In addition, the PMDU is expected to function as a monitoring mechanism, gathering data and tracking the progress of key priorities.

In 2017, CDB hosted the Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum, which focused on the challenge of implementation in the Caribbean, and also introduced the concept of delivery units to regional policy-makers and government attendees.

“The project is consistent with CDB’s strategic objective of promoting good governance, as well as its corporate priorities of strengthening evidence-based policymaking and improving economic, and fiscal management,” the bank said.

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2 comments

  1. This is huge in making us more responsible for our hard earned income. Welcome Saint Lucians to the wonderful world of the productivity of capital.

    We should get more responsible expenditure and greater value for money. Will our scamming politicians please find alternative work, if one can call what some of you do, as legitimate work.

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    He wants his people to read his word now that we are able to do so because the time will come when we will not be allowed to do so. Get on your knees and cry unto the Lord, repent of your sins and of any darkness in your heart. Remember, to pray and cry unto him for those who are lost and cannot find their way, that he may speak to their hearts and guide them accordingly. Forgive and pray for your enemies, also give to the poor and less fortunate daily because when we get before him and he ask us what have we done for the least among us, then he may to you; well done my good and faithful servant or depart from me? The Lord is a record keeper and he is keeping records of everyone here on earth. Many people are not paying attention to those warnings and went about enjoying themselves at” jouney Kewol” yesterday, however, life as we know it will NOT be the same as we know it. Take those warnings seriously!
    The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, Heaven is your throne and earth is your footstool, have your way Lord.

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