The final phase of the Competitiveness Agenda for St. Lucia was completed at the end of November with the final document to be presented in December 2019 for implementation in 2020.
The Competitiveness Agenda focuses on St. Lucia’s comparative advantage and the strategic actions required to create a competitive advantage for the island.
The agenda is spearheaded by the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) with funding from Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility.
Financing the Agenda is Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility. Dr. Kieron Swift is the Project Development Consultant with Compete Caribbean.
He says the “The Competitiveness Agenda really helps focus on the areas of comparative advantage that St. Lucia has
and then identifies the specific priority actions that need to be taken to really hone and refine those areas to a particular competitive advantage which will allow St. Lucia to Compete with similar countries who are operating in its space. For this purpose, largely the tourism and services space and that would really put it on a firm ground for continued growth, continued generation of jobs, revenues and exports.”
Director of the NCPC, Fiona Hinkson noted that the NCPC will play a central role in bringing stakeholders together. Among them Export St. Lucia, Invest St. Lucia as well as the Department of Commerce.