Research Papers

International Year of Cooperatives 2012




The United Nations General Assembly declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives under the theme,  "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World" .  As such cooperatives engaged in brining to the fore the contributions  the various entities  in promoting socio-economic development  with specific emphasis, on the programmes aimed at poverty reduction, employment generation, sustainable development and social integration.

As such programmes sought to promote three main objectives:

  1. Increase awareness: increase public...

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Technology Adaptation: Strengthening of Plant Health Services

The plant protection and quarantine service in Saint Lucia is lacking in required resources, both human and physical, to provide a modern service to the country. However, this service has a most...

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Prize Giving Ceremony for Awareness Week 2010 Essay Competition Energy

The Energy Awareness Week 2010 Essay Competition Prize Giving ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and National Development in conjunction with the Ministry of Physical Development...

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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Annual Report 2010/2011

Presentation on the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank 2010/2011 Annual Report


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Economic Reform: The Key to Strengthening Economic Resilience

An essential role of government in any country is to provide the appropriate environment for economic growth and development.  Government's economic policies must therefore be geared towards...

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