NO. 36/2015 DATE: 2nd March, 2015
MAREP & Financiers Sign Aide Memoire
On February 26th, 2015, the Market Access and Rural Enterprise Development Programme (MAREP), Government of Grenada (GOG) signed a Mid Term Review Aide Memoire with the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) at the Ministry of Finance, St. George.
The Mid-term Review (MTR) of MAREP’s achieved outputs and outcomes was held from February 19th to 26th, 2015. The objective of the Mission was to take stock of the Programme’s achievements to date, identify problems and issues and agree on the way forward. The Mission undertook a programme of meetings with the MAREP Management Team and the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) to discuss implementation progress and issues; as well as field visits to interact with MAREP beneficiaries and implementing partners.
It was observed that implementation progress has shown marked improvement during the last 12 months and it now seems possible that the Programme objectives are achievable. Most of the positions are now filled with competent and highly motivated staff, while the PSC is effectively overseeing and supporting management.
The mission noted “MAREP has made considerable progress during 2014 and is now fully operational for the first time since inception. GOG has demonstrated its strong commitment to the Programme, and has engaged well with implementing partners and stakeholders.” However,
“Achievement of the original Programme objectives is feasible but challenging.”
The mission team was lead by Mrs. Esther Kasalu-Coffin, Country Programme Manager, IFAD along with other IFAD representatives, Luther St Ville, Operations Officer, CDB. While the Government team comprised of Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Fitzroy James, PSC Chairman and Mr. Byron Campbell Programme Manager, MAREP.
The signing of the agreed actions therefore, indicates Government’s commitment to the MAREP programme which focuses on the reduction of rural poverty and vulnerability for unemployed or self-employed rural young men and women, development and employment opportunities, agricultural successes, increased agricultural production and sustainable livelihoods for farmers in rural communities across Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.
426 GOVERNMENT FINALISING LOAN AGREEMENT WITH GCNA FOR DISBURSEMENT OF CABINET APPROVED FINANCIAL PACKAGE
386 TRAINING IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR INLAND REVENUE AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISIONS HAILED A SUCCESS
339 GRENADA TO DRAFT A COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO ACCESS CLIMATE FINANCE UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT