From the Foreword:
Within the first week after its establishment in September 1961, the Caribbean Council, the governing body of the Caribbean Organization, realized the need for improving and harmonizing the development plans of the countries of the Caribbean area. One of the first steps taken by the Council towards this end was the creation of the "Caribbean Plan" for the economic, social and cultural development of the area and the establishment of a Standing Committee to advise it on all matters connected with this plan.
The Seminar was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from January 30 to February 7, 1963, with financial assistance from the Ford Foundation. It was opened by Ramón García Santiago, Chairman of the Puerto Rico Planning Board.
See also Planificación para el desarrollo económico en el Caribe.