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  • Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Hon. Peter Phillips arrived in Washington DC this afternoon (October 8), to attend the 2014 annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank board meeting, which is being held October 8 -13.
  • While in Washington, Minister Phillips will hold discussions with officials from the IMF, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, as well as represent Jamaica at a number of other meetings.
  • Other topics to be discussed and debated at the five-day meeting include: ‘Challenges for job rich and exclusive growth’; ‘Progress towards ending poverty and bestowing shared prosperity’; ‘The role of public investment’; ‘Resilient approach for achieving food security’; and ‘How to restore trust in a financial system’.

Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Hon. Peter Phillips arrived in Washington DC this afternoon (October 8), to attend the 2014 annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank board meeting, which is being held October 8 -13.

While in Washington, Minister Phillips will hold discussions with officials from the IMF, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, as well as represent Jamaica at a number of other meetings.

On Thursday, October 9, the Minister, along with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie; Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter; Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock; and Financial Secretary, Devon Rowe, will attend and participate in the Caribbean breakfast and caucus meeting.

On Friday, October 10, Minister Phillips will be among panellists to discuss the topic: ‘Caribbean Economies, Has Recovery Arrived?; and on Saturday, October 11, he will speak on the topic: ‘Private Partnership for Public Service Delivery.  On Sunday, October 12, Dr. Phillips will address the meeting of the Community of Practice of Finance Ministers on Gender Equality.

Other topics to be discussed and debated at the five-day meeting include: ‘Challenges for job rich and exclusive growth’;  ‘Progress towards ending poverty and bestowing shared prosperity’;  ‘The role of public investment’; ‘Resilient approach for achieving food security’; and ‘How to restore trust in a financial system’.

Minister Phillips and his delegation will return to Jamaica on Monday, October 13.