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Speeches & TranscriptsSeptember 14, 2022

Readout from World Bank Group President David Malpass’s Meeting with Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2022 – Today, World Bank Group President David Malpass met with Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados.

President Malpass commended Prime Minister Mottley for her comprehensive economic reform program in Barbados and for her strong leadership on broader reform efforts in the Caribbean.

President Malpass and Prime Minister Mottley discussed the severe and disproportionate impacts of external shocks on Small Island Developing States, and the need for focused recovery efforts that address economic and social impacts.

President Malpass was complimentary of Barbados’ expanded investment into social protection and emphasized the need for the implementation of reforms in Small Island Developing States that strengthen macroeconomic stability, fiscal resilience, and preparedness  to climate, disaster and other shocks.


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