Journal Issue

Cartac set to continue

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
October 2004
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The mandate of the Caribbean Area Regional Technical Assistance Center (CARTAC)—due to expire in early 2005—has been extended through 2007. In a meeting at the IMF on September 30, Marion Williams (center), Governor, Central Bank of Barbados, and Ewart Williams (left), Governor, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago—respectively, the chair and deputy chair of CARTAC’s Steering Committee—discussed future plans with IMF Deputy Managing Director Agustín Carstens (right). The extension will allow the center to continue to enhance institutional and human resource capacities in the region and, in so doing, help CARTAC member countries strengthen their macroeconomic, fiscal, and financial sector policies. CARTAC, which was established in 2001, provides technical assistance and training to 20 Caribbean island countries and territories, and is supported by the IMF and eight bilateral and multilateral donors.

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