The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and years to come.
UNDP works in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to create an enabling environment where national governments have the capacities for inclusive and sustainable human development.
What we have learned from the COVID-19 crisis is that, among other things, we can’t survive without water. So please use it frequently with soap to kill the virus, but don’t wash your hands of the problem!
In 2019, thanks to the leadership of governments and support from trusted partners in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, UNDP assisted with post-hurricane recovery, the blue economy, social protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the reduction of inequalities and disaster risks.
February 26th, 2020 - In Barbuda, work on debris management has begun using a mobile shedder under the European Union (EU) funded Housing Support to Barbuda project, led by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
February 24th, 2020 - Work commenced today on the reconstruction of houses for the first twenty beneficiaries under the European Union (EU) funded Housing Support to Barbuda project.
The Caribbean Cooperative Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) Hub, held their second annual meeting with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Global Support Programme (GSP). The meeting provided the opportunity for Caribbean stakeholders to learn about the progress and plans of the MRV Hub while exchanging knowledge and fostering critical connections.

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954,000

persons living in Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean

13%

of the region is unemployed

$12,810

per capita income

95%

of the region is literate

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