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Below is a curated selection of our regional outcomes, media, and allies.


Women’s Major Group statement on SIDS4

This statement presents the view of Women’s Major Group members on SIDS4, which formed the basis of Regions Refocus and other allies’ advocacy at SIDS4. Regions Refocus contributed significantly to drafting and editing the statement. See More

Caribbean, Pacific 2024-06-06
Gender Equality Forum SIDS4 Communique

This Communiqué, edited by Regions Refocus and allies present at the inaugural Gender Equality Forum, contains an agenda of key issues and action items for the next ten years of SIDS processes. It was presented to UN member states and officials at the closing plenary of SIDS4. See More

Caribbean, Pacific 2024-06-06
Sustainable Development, Fiscal Policy and Participatory Democracy in the Caribbean

To address the structural obstacles constraining growth in the Caribbean, Rosalea Hamilton (Institute of Law and Economics) and Vanus James (University of Technology, Jamaica) identify strategies relying on citizen engagement in budgeting and fiscal governance. See More

Caribbean 2018-03-01
The Caribbean and Climate Change: Challenges for Development and Social and Gender Equity

Mariama Williams (South Centre) examines Caribbean climate change policies, identifying gaps and arguing for heterodox and feminist policies that tackle the structural underpinnings of the climate crises in a way orthodox economic models cannot See More

Caribbean 2018-03-01
Caribbean Mechanisms Reader: Co-Constructing Transformative Economic Policy

Key texts on sustainable development and heterodox and feminist economics in the Caribbean, listing their main objective, findings, and argument. See More

Caribbean 2016-07-01
Caribbean Contextualization of the Post-Cotonou Negotiations (Convening Report)

Distills key insights on the Post-Cotonou negotiations between Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the EU, questioning the exploitative trade structure the agreement would perpetuate and outlining Caribbean civil society priorities. See More

Crisis Narratives, Debt and Development Adjustment: Contemplating Caribbean Small Island States’ Futures

Analyzing the crisis of accumulation and development in the Caribbean, Don Marshall (University of the West Indies) traces competing narratives as they relate to neoliberalism, international financial institutions, and domestic elites. See More

Caribbean 2018-03-01
Co-Constructing Transformative Economic Policy in the Caribbean (Convening Report)

Following up on a regional workshop the year before, this convening used a "slow thinking" methodology to dive deeper into heterodox and feminist economics, work through concrete proposals, and build a community of thought and praxis. See More

Caribbean 2016-05-25
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Caribbean Development Bank

Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is committed to helping Borrowing Member Countries reduce inequality and halve the incidence of extreme poverty by the end of 2025, through supporting inclusive and sustainable growth and promoting good governance.

Catchafyah Caribbean Feminist Network

CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network is a collective of young passionate Caribbean activists and organisations. We span the Caribbean, representing such nations as Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We are farmers, social workers, artists, social entrepreneurs, counsellors, researchers, engineers, teachers and students. We work for social and economic justice and empowerment, particularly gender equity and women's rights. We stand against discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance

Our vision is to enable Caribbean people to achieve their full potential through partnerships to address development challenges in the region and to build on its unique assets.

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) is a network of feminist scholars, researchers and activists from the economic South working for economic and gender justice and sustainable and democratic development. DAWN provides a forum for feminist research, analyses and advocacy on global issues (economic, social and political) affecting the livelihoods, living standards, rights and development prospects of women, especially poor and marginalized women, in regions of the South. Through research, analyses, advocacy and, more recently, training, DAWN seeks to support women’s mobilization within civil society to challenge inequitable social, economic and political relations at global, regional and national levels, and to advance feminist alternatives.

Diverse Voices and Action for Equality

Diverse Voices and Action for Equality (DIVA) comes out of South feminist and lesbian activism, and links into wider women's, youth, human rights, ecological, climate justice, trade justice, sustainable development and peace-building alliances and coalitions in Fiji and abroad.

Institute of Law and Economics

Institute of Law and Economics (ILE) is a private non-profit organization established in 1999 to foster collaboration, innovation, research/consultancy, public education and discussion between the legal and economic professions with a view to promoting a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development.

Institute for Gender and Development Studies

Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) is a regional institute with a mission to produce and disseminate knowledge to transform gender relations in the Caribbean in support of the University of the West Indies mission to enhance regional and international development.

Pacific Network on Globalization

Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG) is a Pacific regional network promoting economic justice in globalisation with specific attention to:
1) Accountability and transparency in economic and trade policy processes
2) Poverty eradication
3) Equitable development and sustainable livelihoods (opportunity, access, impact)
4) Food security and environmental sustainability.

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

The mission of the the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) is to undertake high-quality research and graduate teaching in the areas of social and economic development policy, governance and public policy with special reference to small developing countries.