Article | November 1, 2018

World Bank Stresses Resilience In Rebuilding Caribbean

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World Bank Stresses Resilience in Rebuilding Caribbean

Decentralization cited as an important factor in new generation of infrastructure

In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the World Bank held a high-level meeting on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean on October 13, 2017, at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. The high-level speakers included Jorge Familiar, Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group; Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations; Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada; Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of International Development; Priti Patel, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Development; and Mark Green, USAID administrator. All reaffirmed commitment to recovery efforts in the Caribbean, and the word of the day was “resilience,” forms of which were used 33 times in their statements.