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Human Progress at the Precipice


2020 Human Development Report: Reframing Development in the “Age of Humans”

The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis facing the world, but unless humans release their grip on nature, it won’t be the last, according to the 2020 Human Development Report, The Next Frontier:…  


Barbados Blue Economy Scoping Study

The increasing potential of the Blue Economy in Barbados as a sustainable approach to diversify the economy and create jobs is one of the key messages highlighted by the recent rapid Blue Economy…  


Caribbean Justice: A Needs Assessment of the Judicial System in Nine Countries

The report aims to highlight trends across the Caribbean region in order to determine how best the development partners can add value to current efforts and initiatives on improving access to justice…  


Pivot or Persevere: Reframing the Eastern Caribbean’s "New Normal" Blue Economy

COVID-19 has disrupted, changed and in some cases, completely upended the Blue Economy as it was once understood.  



UN COVID-19 Assessment for Barbados proposes low-cost Internet for recovery

Greater support for the informal sector and expanding social protection systems are just two of the recommendations outlined in the new UN Human and Economic Impact AssessmenT (HEAT) Report for…  


Award of Complementary Climate Funding to 5 Caribbean Governments

The EnGenDER programme is helping the Caribbean to access climate finance as many applications are rejected due to the lack of data and the need for more detailed technical information.  


Human and Economic Assessment of Impact - Barbados

This report outlines a number of recommendations including: enabling the availability of low-cost options for internet access to improve the livelihood potential of the most vulnerable in society  


Social Protection Critical to the COVID-19 Response says United Nations

Improving social protection systems through policies that empower the vulnerable and reduce inequality is paramount for sustainable development in a post-COVID-19 world.  

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