We work in the Caribbean to reduce the region's vulnerability to economic shocks, high levels of violent and organised crime, natural disasters and climate change.

The Prime Minister visited the region in September 2015 and announced a quadrupling of the budget for 8 Caribbean Commonwealth countries eligible for aid. DFID’s regional programme to the Caribbean now amounts to over £400 million for the period 2015- 2020 and aims to:

  • fund major new infrastructure projects in eight countries plus Monserrat to boost economic growth and trade
  • create 10,000 new jobs, 50% of them for women
  • increase the number of people living in Jamaica who trust and have confidence in the police by 11%
  • enable 228,000 people in coastal communities, including small farmers, to better cope with the effects of climate change and natural disasters
  • increase the average score of Caribbean countries in the World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ by 20%
  • empower communities to demand better services and greater accountability from decision makers

The DFID Caribbean regional office is based in Barbados. The head of office is also the UK director of the Caribbean Development Bank. DFID staff are also based in Jamaica and Guyana.

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DFID Caribbean

British High Commission
Lower Collymore Rock

St. Michael

DFID Caribbean (Jamaica)

British High Commission
PO Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 10

DFID Caribbean (Guyana)

British High Commission
44 Main Street Street


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