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The IDB Country Office of Barbados is supporting the country’s goal of fully transitioning to renewable energy while fostering fiscal sustainability, safeguarding social outcomes, and promoting higher productivity and competitiveness to enhance the country’s growth potential.

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The Bank’s Country Strategy with Barbados for the 2019-2023 period focuses on three areas of engagement:

(i) fostering fiscal sustainability and a more efficient public sector;

(ii) safeguarding social outcomes; and

(iii) promoting higher productivity and competitiveness to enhance the country’s growth potential. The crosscutting issues of climate change and natural disaster risk management, gender, and institutional strengthening, will be considered and included in all strategy efforts. In addition urban management and health are dialogue areas under the strategy.

Representante de barbados
Viviana del Carmen Alva Hart
Representative
IDBBarbados@iadb.org

 

Our Team on The Ground

Address: "Hythe" Welches Maxwell Main Road BB17068 Christ Church, Barbados

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 402 Bridgetown BB11000, Barbados

(T) (1-246) 627-8500

(F) (1-246) 429-8869

Country representation

Executive Director: Robert Lennard Le Hunte

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Navita Anganu

ELECTED BY: Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

Total Contribution: 3,782,740

Number of votes: 19,441

of the institution's ownership

Barbados to Complete Sustainable Development Policy Program with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$100 million loan that allows Barbados to continue modernizing its policies, laws and regulations as it strives to achieve sustainable development. The operation is the third in a series of three policy-based loans designed to enhance how...
February 07, 2024
IDB Report Outlines Progress and Challenges in Managing Public Debt in the Caribbean
Public debt load in the Caribbean has fallen sharply to near pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which urges governments to continue on the path of prudent debt management, given uncertain global risks.  The publication reveals that the average...
January 18, 2024
IDB to Help Barbados Increase Coastal Resilience to Climate Risk
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$50 million loan to help Barbados boost the climate resilience of its coastal areas and foster climate-resilient economic development. The operation approved by the IDB's Board of Executive Directors will reduce the risks of erosion and...
January 11, 2024
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM
Coastal development and conservation in Barbados
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Updated Nationally Determined Contribution of Barbados (NDC) 2021
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Partnering for a Resilient Caribbean
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The work of the Inter-American Development Bank in Barbados: development with impact
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Axes for an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive regional integration in the Americas
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Urban development: from emerging to sustainable cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
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What does it mean to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean? Development with impact
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Strategy and Projects

Like all the shareholders, Barbados appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors.

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Barbados is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with BahamasGuyanaJamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB Group Country Strategy with Barbados 2019-2023
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INTERACTIVE: IDB Group Country Strategy with Barbados 2019-2023
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
BA-T1105 OTHER Action Plan C&D 290,280 Implementation
BA-T1102 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Strengthening Fiscal Policy for Climate Change Actions in Barbados 500,000 Preparation
BA-T1104 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Support to social policies in Barbados 135,000 Implementation
BA-L1062 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Program to Strengthen Social Services in Barbados II Preparation
BA-L1061 URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING Sustainable Development Policy Program III 100,000,000 Closed
BA-L1063 WATER AND SANITATION Barbados Climate Resilient South Coast Water Reclamation Project 40,000,000 Preparation
BA-L1060 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Program to Strengthen Social Services in Barbados 100,000,000 Closed
BA-L1059 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Climate Resilient and Sustainable Integrated Coastal Zone Management 52,900,000 Implementation
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Country Office

The Bank’s Country Strategy with Barbados for the 2019-2023 period focuses on three areas of engagement:

(i) fostering fiscal sustainability and a more efficient public sector;

(ii) safeguarding social outcomes; and

(iii) promoting higher productivity and competitiveness to enhance the country’s growth potential. The crosscutting issues of climate change and natural disaster risk management, gender, and institutional strengthening, will be considered and included in all strategy efforts. In addition urban management and health are dialogue areas under the strategy.

Representante de barbados
Viviana del Carmen Alva Hart
Representative
IDBBarbados@iadb.org

 

Our Team on The Ground

Address: "Hythe" Welches Maxwell Main Road BB17068 Christ Church, Barbados

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 402 Bridgetown BB11000, Barbados

(T) (1-246) 627-8500

(F) (1-246) 429-8869

Country representation

Executive Director: Robert Lennard Le Hunte

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Navita Anganu

ELECTED BY: Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

Total Contribution: 3,782,740

Number of votes: 19,441

of the institution's ownership

Barbados to Complete Sustainable Development Policy Program with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$100 million loan that allows Barbados to continue modernizing its policies, laws and regulations as it strives to achieve sustainable development. The operation is the third in a series of three policy-based loans designed to enhance how...
February 07, 2024
IDB Report Outlines Progress and Challenges in Managing Public Debt in the Caribbean
Public debt load in the Caribbean has fallen sharply to near pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which urges governments to continue on the path of prudent debt management, given uncertain global risks.  The publication reveals that the average...
January 18, 2024
IDB to Help Barbados Increase Coastal Resilience to Climate Risk
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$50 million loan to help Barbados boost the climate resilience of its coastal areas and foster climate-resilient economic development. The operation approved by the IDB's Board of Executive Directors will reduce the risks of erosion and...
January 11, 2024
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM
Coastal development and conservation in Barbados
Learn More
Updated Nationally Determined Contribution of Barbados (NDC) 2021
Learn More
Partnering for a Resilient Caribbean
Learn More
The work of the Inter-American Development Bank in Barbados: development with impact
Learn More
Axes for an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive regional integration in the Americas
Learn More
Urban development: from emerging to sustainable cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Learn More
What does it mean to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean? Development with impact
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

Like all the shareholders, Barbados appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors.

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Barbados is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with BahamasGuyanaJamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB Group Country Strategy with Barbados 2019-2023
Download
hands
INTERACTIVE: IDB Group Country Strategy with Barbados 2019-2023
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
BA-T1105 OTHER Action Plan C&D 290,280 Implementation
BA-T1102 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Strengthening Fiscal Policy for Climate Change Actions in Barbados 500,000 Preparation
BA-T1104 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Support to social policies in Barbados 135,000 Implementation
BA-L1062 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Program to Strengthen Social Services in Barbados II Preparation
BA-L1061 URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING Sustainable Development Policy Program III 100,000,000 Closed
BA-L1063 WATER AND SANITATION Barbados Climate Resilient South Coast Water Reclamation Project 40,000,000 Preparation
BA-L1060 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Program to Strengthen Social Services in Barbados 100,000,000 Closed
BA-L1059 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Climate Resilient and Sustainable Integrated Coastal Zone Management 52,900,000 Implementation
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