Overview Trinidad and Tobago

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Most elections since independence in 1962 have been both free and fair and elected political representatives have the effective power to govern. However, a matter of concern remains the transparency and accountability of campaign funding processes.

In 2017, the economy continued to contract, albeit at a slower pace, given increased gas production, while lethargic activity in construction, financial services and international trade dampened growth outside the energy sector. However, GDP per capita (PPP) is still the highest in the region.

The government is only partly willing and able to contain corruption. The few integrity mechanisms implemented are mostly ineffective.

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