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Caribbean Development Bank Report Gender Inequality Remains Persistent in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has revealed that the Caribbean region continues to battle with persistent gender inequalities.  The report, which is a compilation of data from 10 Caribbean countires, aims to provide a situational analysis of gender equality in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), to inform national budgeting, planning and programming. 

June 14 2016 | Articles

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENT (CGA) BARBADOS

As part of the mission of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to promote economic growth and systematic reduction of poverty through social and economic development, a Gender Equality Policy and Operational Strategy (GEPOS) was developed in 2008. Through a technical assistance programme of support to borrowing countries, this Barbados Country Gender Assessment (CGA) was developed in order to inform the implementation of gender equality strategies of the CDB and its partners in the country. 

June 13 2016 | Articles

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENTS (CGAs) SYNTHESIS REPORT

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has revealed that the Caribbean region continues to battle with persistent gender inequalities. The report, which is a compilation of data from 10 Caribbean countries, aims to provide a situational analysis of gender equality in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), to inform national budgeting, planning and programming. Some of the inequalities highlighted in the report are:

1. Occupational Segregation;

2. High portions of female-headed households in poverty with high dependency;

3. Social isolation for elderly men etc.

April 02 2016 | Articles

38th COTED Press Release

Bridgetown, May 13th 2014

CARICOM officials met last week to discuss some issues of regional importance. One of the priorities for Barbados’ delegation was to converse with the region on St. Lucia’s decision to implement duties on beer and other products coming from Barbados and More Developed Countries (MDCS) of CARICOM. Trade consultant with the BPSTT, Shardae Boyce, stated that the discussions surrounding the decision granted to Less Developed Countries (LDCS) under Article 164 of the Treaty of Chaguaramas were very candid but respectful.

May 13 2014 | Articles