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Links to publications listed in this page include those related to the OECS as a whole, as well as to each individual country. To restrict the listings by country, please see individual OECS country pages:

Antigua & Barbuda |   Dominica  |  Grenada  |  St. Kitts & Nevis |  St. Lucia |  St. Vincent & the Grenadines 


Nursing Shortage in the English-Speaking Caribbean

The Nurse Labor and Education Markets in the English-Speaking CARICOM - Issues and Options for Reform argues that nursing shortages across the English-speaking Caribbean limit access and quality of health services and affect the region’s competiveness. The region is facing a rapidly growing shortage of nurses as demand for quality health care increases due to an aging population, and high numbers of nurses emigrate drawn by higher paying jobs in Canada, the UK and the US.



Caribbean: Accelerating Trade Integration. Policy Options for Sustained Growth, Job Creation, and Poverty Reduction acknowledges that the acceleration of trade integration in the Caribbean is essential to boost the region’s growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty. The report argues that despite their small size, economies in the Caribbean must strive to become more competitive to fully reap the benefits of global trade integration.


Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean argues that high rates of crime and violence in the Caribbean are undermining growth, threatening human welfare, and impeding social development. Crime impacts business and is a major obstacle to investment. In many countries, as crime increases, access to financing declines; spending on formal and informal security measures increases; and worker productivity declines.


OECS: Towards a New Agenda for Growth argues that the OECS region is at an economic crossroads and should reposition itself by adopting innovative approaches to growth and competitiveness. With such action, the region can successfully position itself to compete in an increasingly globalized economy. Without action, it risks eroding many of the social gains won over the last three decades.












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