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Economic Growth through Gender Justice

For Release Upon Receipt - Thursday, March 21, 2019

Issues of marsha caddle-3-21-2019.jpggender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture, to be delivered by Member of Parliament for St. Michael South Central and Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle.

She will speak on the topic: “Growth and Development as if Equity Matters,” on Friday, on March 22nd, 2019 in the Walcott Warner Theatre of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, starting at 7 p.m.

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has again partnered with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit to host the event, now in its third year.

Caddle is an economist specialising in financing for development, macro-fiscal governance, and inequality, social protection and labour. Prior to joining the Cabinet of Barbados, she worked as a Governance Specialist with the Caribbean Development Bank, and as a Programme Manager with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She was also a Programme Specialist, Economic Security and Rights with the then United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

She received a Master’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Católica Santo Domingo in 2002, and has since continued her training in International Economics with the University of Utah, and in Poverty Analysis and Measurement with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

The Member of Parliament has also written and spoken extensively on issues of economic justice, providing advice to governments and international organisations on inclusive growth, macro-fiscal governance and inequality.

In 2005, also co-founded the Women’s Health Advocacy Network (WHAN), which promotes civil organization on issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights, patient advocacy, and women’s health. Throughout, her goal is to help make economic and social justice visible, desirable and achievable in the lives of Caribbean people.


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