The Board is composed of 11 members, comprising of a Chairperson and 10 other members. The Chairperson of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) is ex officio and acts as the Chairperson of the Board.
The other 10 members comprise of a senior official nominated by the Minister for Finance, a member nominated by the Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, four members nominated by the workers’ organisations constituted bodies sitting in the Council, and four members nominated by constituted bodies representing national employers’ organisations forming part of the Council. The National Productivity Board is also tasked with the preparation of the annual report.
The Board fulfilled the objectives of the EU Council recommendation in relation to the National Productivity Boards, as well as the diagnosis and analysis of productivity and competitiveness-related developments in Malta and Gozo.
The MCESD will be organising a conference to present the findings emanating from the annual report to all stakeholders. I would like to conclude this introduction by congratulating Minister Carmelo Abela as the new Minister responsible for Social Dialogue, Sustainable Development and the Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto.
MCESD wholeheartedly thanks Minister Edward Zammit Lewis and Minister Aaron Farrugia for their sterling work and for their cooperation during the their previous tenure.