As announced by the UK government in September 2015, the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund will create critical economic infrastructure including: bridges; renewable energy; ports; water; and sea defences that will increase productivity and resilience to natural disasters and climate change. This fund aims to improve economic development in 8 ODA eligible and 1 ODA eligible Overseas Territory by helping to boost growth and creating jobs across the region.
To provide safer, greener health facilities in Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to deliver care in disasters, generate operational savings and reduce disaster losses.
To provide effective response to meet immediate humanitarian needs in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Funding will primarily focus on shelter, protection, WASH (water, sanitation and health) and early recovery
To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
To support governments in the Caribbean region to strengthen their public financial management systems including tax and customs administration, financial sector surveillance, statistics, government procurement and competitiveness in order to promote private sector development that will build sustainable, competitive and inclusive economies in the region.
To strengthen the anti-corruption framework of Jamaica and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), by building the capacity of select institutions to improve accountability and transparency. The project will deliver targeted interventions over a five year period 2015-2020. The interventions will: (1) strengthen the capacity of the Major and Organised Crime Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), to combat corruption and organised crime; (2) provide support to the Financial Investigations Division(FID) to recover assets acquired by corruption or organised crime; (3) provide support to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to hold public officials accountable for their abuse of power; (4) provide support to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) for the establishment of an Integrity Commission, to fight corruption and strengthen accountability and (5) provide support to the Caribbean’s Regional Security System (RSS) to recover assets acquired illegally.
To increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures and to improve energy security in the Eastern Caribbean
To increase regional, national and local climate adaptation measures for the vulnerable poor in the Caribbean.
To support skills training and provide targeted assistance to disadvantaged groups, including disabled and young people in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines so they can be more productive and better trained workers that can make a contribution to economic growth.