Commonwealth Trade Express

Commonwealth Trade Express will share information and lessons learned from recent Commonwealth Secretariat interventions. Articles will discuss design and implementation processes; in particular, practical solutions for the perennial problems surrounding appropriate trade policy design, advocacy and strategic trade interventions.


Revitalising the Services Sector in Barbados

This issue of Trade Express focuses on the support provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Trade Competitiveness Section to the Government of Barbados in order to revitalise the services sector in the country through the development of a National Services Sector Development Plan (NSSD). The NSSD was a Government initiative co-ordinated by the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries (BCSI). It identified critical capacity gaps and made recommendations to valorise services, create a competitive environment and ensure the provision of the human resources required to deliver high value services.


Keywords: service sector, development initiatives, structural change, services exports
JEL: F1: International Economics / Trade; O14: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology; O40: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity / Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General
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