The changing contours of the global political economy characterised by the erosion of preferential trade arrangements; dwindling grants and aid; increased competition for foreign direct investment and donor fatigue, demands that the Government of St. Lucia maximizes the use of limited resources.
Due to this the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council was born. Our responsibilities include identification of key issues related to competitiveness and productivity in St. Lucia. Thus, the Council and its secretariat are committed to providing the necessary advocacy and research to produce timely and effective recommendations to policymakers on issues that affect both competitiveness and productivity in St. Lucia. Additionally, the NCPC can monitor and support the implementation process of these recommendations through advocacy and the conduct of the NCPC. It is not, however, accountable for implementation where this relates to government decision making and/or reform.
The NCPC will largely place a greater focus on the following key areas:
High level consultations on competitiveness and productivity
An output oriented Council
The development of a process that leads from issue identification to implementation
To become a best practice Council in St. Lucia and the wider region
To be a leading driver of advocacy and research that leads to fundamental decisions that improve competitiveness and productivity in St. Lucia
To be a Council that is inherently flexible to adapt to the needs of the country and the demands of its membership
Finally, The NCPC secretariat will be a professional service that enables council activities to create impact; a repository for accessible competitiveness and productivity data and analysis; a secretariat that is flexible but operates within the parameters of the NCPC mandate and a focal point for national and international agencies on Competitiveness & Productivity.
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