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Henry-Lee, Aldrie
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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
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Poverty Eradication and the CSME. [Abstract]
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Fifth Annual Conference Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic research: The CARICOM Single Market and Economy: Legal, Political, Economic and Social Dimensions
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31 March - 1 April, 2004
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University of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad
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Abstract
Since the decade of the nineties, poverty reduction, has been on the development agenda in the Caribbean. Regional agencies, for example, CDB, CARICOM, OECS have spearheaded efforts at poverty reduction. In many Caribbean countries, poverty eradication units have been established. Poverty assessments have been carried out in at least nine countries and tackling poverty is one of the main priorities of governments. Reduction and ultimately eradication of poverty remain a challenge to Caribbean countries. Economic growth has not been sustained and several of the countries have high debt servicing. Poverty levels ranged over 30% in Guyana to 16.8% in Jamaica. As a Caribbean Single Market economy, the challenges of poverty reduction are no less imposing. This paper examines the challenges and the opportunities for poverty reduction and ultimately poverty eradication in the Caribbean.....
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