Strengthening Public Investment Management in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Getting more bang for the dollar!

Author/Editor:

A. E. Wayne Mitchell ; Ann Marie Wickham ; Manuel Rosales Torres

Publication Date:

August 28, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The quality and stock of infrastructure vary widely across countries of the Eastern Carribbean Currency Union and are inadequate to achieve the desired higher growth and social development. Given relatively low investment rates in the region, one solution is to invest more. However this paper shows that governments can also narrow their infrastructure and service gaps significantly by improving expenditure efficiency and strengthening public investment management systems.

Series:

Working Paper No. 20/177

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

August 28, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513555003/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2020177

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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