Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.

The Caribbean faces significant challenges. Caribbean countries are especially vulnerable to natural disasters, particularly hurricanes and tropical storms, which can have devastating humanitarian and economic impacts. The region has one of the highest murder rates in the world and the threat to the UK from serious and organised crime in the region, particularly in Jamaica, is increasing. This in turn threatens economic growth by discouraging business and investment. Many small Caribbean islands also face particularly acute economic challenges. These include: high levels of debt; difficulties in competing in the global market or diversifying their economies and high rates of youth unemployment. The UK only provides development assistance to poorer Caribbean countries.

To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for the Caribbean.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in the Caribbean, see:

Antigua and Barbuda

Barbados

Belize

Dominica

Grenada

Guyana

Haiti

Jamaica

Montserrat

St Lucia

St Kitts and Nevis

St Vincent and The Grenadines

Suriname

Our people

Contact us

DFID Caribbean

British High Commission
Lower Collymore Rock

St. Michael
BB11000
Barbados

DFID Caribbean (Jamaica)

British High Commission
PO Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 10
Jamaica

DFID Caribbean (Guyana)

British High Commission
44 Main Street Street

Georgetown
Guyana