This chapter reviews the current public debt and debt management characteristics of Caribbean economies. In particular, it reviews the debt profile in the region and assesses whether the structure of public debt offsets the risks emanating from the high public debt ratios. It also briefly discusses estimates of selected contingent fiscal liabilities and reviews the institutional framework for debt management.

Contributor Notes

This chapter has benefited from some very useful suggestions and comments from Mervyn Anthony.
Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges