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Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)

Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)

Year Established: 1979

Website: http://www.caricad.net/

Areas of Work

Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) works in the following areas:

CARICOM Institutions


The Caribbean Center for Development Administration (CARICAD) was formed in 1979 as the Caribbean Sub-Centre of the Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD).  The Centre became fully operational in 1980 with Headquarters established in Barbados. 



The Agreement Establishing CARICAD charges the Centre with the general objective of “rendering…assistance to the countries of the Caribbean area for the purpose of improving their administrative capability to accelerate their social and economic development”.  In keeping with this mandate, CARICAD is the Region’s focal point for transforming and modernizing the public sectors of Member States to better formulate and implement public policy towards the achievement of good governance which is indispensable to sustainable development. 



To be a model of organizational excellence and the catalyst for institutional change and development



To facilitate and enhance the development and sustainability of a strong leadership and governance framework within the Public Sector of the Caribbean Community, effectively encouraging social partnerships in the process


Member States

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, The British Virgin Islands, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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