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.
In partnership with government of Dominica, UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, with support from the government of Denmark, has made a recent contribution to the recovery of the blue tourism sector in Dominica. The donation of seven outboard engines to the Portsmouth Association of Yachting Services (PAYS) comes after Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica in 2017, wrecking yachting facilities, leaving many boats destroyed and their owners economically vulnerable.
On Saturday 18 January, team members from UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean met with members of the Barbuda Council and Roberts Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd to discuss progress made on the rehabilitation of the Hannah Thomas Hospital, post Hurricane Irma.
On Monday 13th January 2020 – UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean staged “The Blue Tank” where eight innovators pitched their ideas to remedy some of the most pressing challenges facing the blue economy as part of UNDP’s Blue Lab initiative.
UNDP Resident Representative (RR) Magdy Martinez-Soliman paid a courtesy call on the Attorney General of Barbados, the Hon. Dale Marshall to formally introduce himself and to discuss the work that the UNDP Multi Country Office is undertaking to improve access to justice across the region.
Global launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2019 from Bogota, Columbia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in tandem with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force launched the Police Incident Form within the framework of the UNDP implemented CariSECURE Project, the recently developed Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS) and the Caribbean Citizen Security Toolkit initiative.

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954,000

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13%

of the region is unemployed

$12,810

per capita income

95%

of the region is literate

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