A multi-donor private sector development program financed by

Strengthening Public-Private Dialogue in Saint Lucia

This project was designed to

  1. develop a coordinated approach to enhancing competitiveness in Saint Lucia through the establishment of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) and its Technical Unit; and
  2. implement key reforms to improve the business climate.

The project will develop a formal mechanism for consultation and consensus on national priorities and reforms needed to deepen private sector development and enhance the competitiveness of the country. This will positively influence the scope and impact of reforms as the government will be better able to implement targeted interventions that are gender inclusive and have wide stakeholder ownership and buy-in. The long term result is expected to be improved competitiveness and economic growth as a result of consensus-based business climate reforms.