Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Conference
Submitted by Marlon Anatol
Institute of International Relations
Trinidad, West Indies
The Possibility of Developing a Sustainable Non-oil Economy in Trinidad and
Tobago despite the present state affairs, re: Globalization and Cariforum.
This paper seeks to determine the role that Endogenous development in different sectors
will play in moving the Trinidad and Tobago economy into the future, while allowing us
to interact meaningfully within the new world economy. We will focus on Endogenous
Growth Theory, and evaluate how it can assist in developing a framework for the much
needed policies in critical developmental areas for sustainable development to be a
We provide a framework for looking at our present situation, concentrating on
competitiveness and developmental challenges locally, for sustainable development
rather than the convention of de-constructing the trading arrangements, economic,
political and social realities of the region.
Policy recommendations will seek to increase productivity and participation in the global
A consolidated program for the development of its ICT, Research and
Development and Innovation capacities.
A coordinated education program.
A unified Best-Practices policy business development, procurement, taxation,
transparency, accountability, environmental standards, and production.