Economic Management & Research

Previously called the Fiscal Policy Research Unit, The Economic Management and Research Unit (EMRU) was renamed and re-shaped to comprehensively meet the requirements of its expanded mandate.

The Unit was established to provide informed and well-researched support for the establishment of policies and initiatives, critical to the sustainable development of the economy of Tobago. It manages data-driven research into matters related to the fiscal and macroeconomic operations of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) in support of the broader financial management and policy implementation role of the Division of Finance and the Economy.

The Unit investigates and analyses the developments in the local, regional and international environment with a view to providing informed policy recommendations, macroeconomic analysis and modelling, compilation of Tobago Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data, evaluation and research of issues and opportunities surrounding labour productivity and competitiveness, inflation and price differentials, unemployment rate, and financing and sectoral development with strong emphasis on Tourism and Agriculture.

The highlights of the work of the Unit includes preparation of the Annual Budget Statement, the Tobago Social and Economic Statistical Digest, the Selected Statistics and Data Catalogue, Estimates of Tobago’s GDP, technical oversight for the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Plan(CEDP) and the formulation of official reports for international rating agencies and other multi-lateral organisations.

Contact Information:

Level 2, Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex

6-10 Post Office Road, Scarborough – 90212, Tobago

Tel: (868) 639-4412  ext. 53500 – 53509

Fax: (868) 639-4412 – ext. 56700