UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean


Our Mission

UNDP’s presence in Barbados is a Multi-Country Office that covers the Eastern Caribbean, including AnguillaAntigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of DominicaGrenadaMontserratSaint Kitts and NevisSaint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. These tropical islands, in the Caribbean Sea, are characterized by their geographic and socio-economic similarities however, they each have their own distinct cultural identity and unique history.

What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life of everyone. We are on the ground in around 170 countries, to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Within our multi-country context, while promoting the vision of "Blue Economy for Green Islands", UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean aims to create an enabling environment where our national governments have the capacities for inclusive and sustainable human development; meet their regional commitments, and internationally agreed goals including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Operating in a context where five out of ten (10) countries are considered Net Contributor Countries (NCC), UNDP focuses on policy and knowledge advisory services that facilitate poverty reduction, improved democratic governance, sound environmental management, climate resilience, options for sustainable energy and building resilience to natural and man-made hazards.

UNDP Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Programmatic Overview (May 2022)