- To provide an avenue for the Fellows to share their research and exchange ideas on finance and economic matters
- To connect Barbadians with economic and finance luminaries
- To encourage local and regional discussion on international economic developments
- To bring attention to global developments in economics and finance
The flagship event of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Programme is the Caribbean Economic Forum, a 90-minute discussion guided by an experienced regional journalist that is broadcast on television and radio stations across the region as well as livestreamed.
In addition to the forum, the fellow delivers lectures, gives presentations, and conducts seminars and workshops with the Central Bank’s staff as well as with its key stakeholders and partners, including regional central banks; the Financial Services Commission (FSC); the Barbados Deposit Insurance Corporation (BDIC); commercial banks; credit unions; the University of the West Indies; government officials; and private sector leaders.