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UNECLACUnited Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
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According to UNECLAC's Economic Survey of the Caribbean (2016), the spread in Jamaica was 15.3 percent compared with 6.35 percent in Barbados.
The main objective was to "create over the next decade (the 90s) certain conditions related to education, training and scientific and technological progress which would allow for the transformation of the Region's productive structures, framed within increasing social equity" (UNECLAC, 1992, p.
In 22 countries, more than 30% of the population is of primary or secondary school age (UNECLAC, 2005, p.
According to the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), there are 211 million poor people in Latin America and 89 million indigent.
Additionally, the region's tourism-based economies are already being affected by sea-level rise, storm surge, and erosion, as well as extreme impacts such as coral bleaching, flooding, and drought (UNECLAC 2011).
Concern in the literature on remittances centres on its significance as a factor in development (13) and focuses on the following: whether it is used for investment or consumption (UNECLAC 2003), and how to increase the value of inflows and hence its effectiveness by lowering the costs to emigrants of transferring remittances to the home country.