Two representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Division Chief, Caribbean Western Hemisphere Department, Sonia Muñoz; and Senior Economist and Mission Chief, Grenada Western Hemisphere Department, Bodgan Lissovolik, paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the OECS, H.E. Dr. Didacus Jules on November 18, 2019.
According to a press release, in the main, the Director General of the OECS apprised the representatives from the IMF of multiple innovative actions currently being undertaken by the Organisation to strengthen and accelerate economic growth at the regional level through the mobilisation of alternative financial resources.
Dr. Jules also expressed his long-term views on the financing of the OECS integration effort.
He was quoted as saying, “We are currently changing the dynamic of our approach to mobilise resources. We are determined to strategically utilise our assets in a way that changes our economic DNA, so that we no longer have to rely on aid.”