2019 EDR Presentation in the Caribbean

Online event December 02, 2020

CAF -Development Bank of Latin America- is pleased to invite to join the webinar flagship report presentation (RED) 2019: "Integrity in public policy: Keys to prevent corruption"

The Honourable Colm Imbert
The Honourable Colm Imbert Minister of Finance, Trinidad and Tobago

Registered Engineer with two degrees in Civil Engineering and two postgraduate degrees in Law. He has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry.

To date, he has served as an elected PNM Member of Parliament for 29 continuous years and as a Cabinet Minister in six PNM Governments for an aggregate Cabinet experience of over 18 years. 

He has served as Minister of Works and Transport; Minister of Local Government; Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education; Minister of Health; and Minister of Finance. After the PNM’s victory at the General Election in 2020, he was reappointed as Minister of Finance.


Gustavo Fajardo
Gustavo Fajardo Principal Economist - CAF - development bank of Latin America

Ph.D. in Economics at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies - CEMFI (Spain). Master in Economics from the same university. Degree in Economics from the University of Carabobo (Venezuela). His research interests are in the areas of political economy, migration and economic development.

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The Honourable Marsha Caddle
The Honourable Marsha Caddle M.P., Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Barbados

Marsha K. Caddle is a Barbadian development economist, politician, and current Cabinet Minister. Her areas of specialization are institutional and human development economics, including governance, financing for development and poverty, inequality, social protection and labour markets. She has worked as a Governance Specialist, International Development Agency; and is a former Programme Manager, Poverty Reduction - United Nations Development Programme.

After successfully contesting the St. Michael South Central seat for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in the 2018 general election, she was appointed Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment in the Mia Mottley Administration.

Gianpiero Leoncini
Gianpiero Leoncini Representative in Trinidad and Tobago, CAF -Development Bank of Latin America-

He holds a Politics and Development Studies Diploma from Sciences Po Paris and a Master Degree in Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), France. He has had a high-level working exposure at CAF for almost ten years, occupying different positions in the Bank’s General Secretariat, building and managing strategic alliances with international organizations, governments, universities and think tanks. As Director of Secretariat and External Relations (2016-2019) he was in charge of coordinating CAF’s governing bodies (Board of Directors, Shareholders' Assembly and Audit Committee) and global outreach.

Previously worked at the Andean Community General Secretariat, in the cabinet of the Secretary General (2007-2010) and in the areas of international negotiations, external relations and political cooperation (2002-2005), providing strategic advisory for the design and evaluation of the General Secretariat's annual action plan.

Pablo Sanguinetti
Pablo Sanguinetti Vice President of Knowledge, CAF –Development Bank of Latin America-

He has a Ph.D. and a Master's in Economics from the University of California, and a Master's in Economics from Instituto Torcuato Di Tella. Currently, he works as a professor of Economics at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. His research interests are in the areas of foreign trade and integration, economic development, and fiscal federalism. Previously, he was a researcher and visiting professor at the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas (A&M), and the University of Bonn. He has been a member of LARR (Latin America Research Review) and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and CAF-development bank of Latin America. He has also been member of the board of the National Commission of Foreign Trade of Argentina.

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