Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)

Website http://www.caricad.net/
Description The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) is a regional inter-governmental organization headquartered in Bridgetown, Barbados. Established in 1980 by an agreement among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states, CARICAD provides technical assistance to support member governments in their quest to improve efficiency through initiatives which seek to transform and modernize the public sector. CARICAD is also an institution of CARICOM as indicated in the Revised Treaty of Chaguramas. Article 21. CARICAD focuses through its various interventions on upgrading and strengthening the managerial capability of the public sector for the more effective implementation of public policy across the region. CARICAD’s specific objectives are: to collaborate with governments in designing and implementing programmes and processes for improved public management and networking between governments and the social partners; to serve as a catalyst for regional cooperation and coordination in the area of public administration among national, regional and international organizations for the purpose of promoting greater efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector; to conduct systematic operations research and policy review studies to inform new approaches to human resource development and administrative reform in the Caribbean; to generate management development training programmes geared towards priority management problems of member countries; to enhance training capabilities of governments in the region; to generate and disseminate relevant materials for policy formulation and execution in areas of governance and human resource development; to provide consultancy services to the public and private sectors with particular reference to non-governmental organizations; to convene meetings and provide opportunities for the professional enhancement of public sector employees. CARICAD has been instrumental in supporting e-government capacity development, and e-learning in the public sectors of the countries of the region.
Region/Country of Focus Regional
Type of organisation Civil society
Details for contact person CARICAD 1st Floor, Weymouth Corporate Centre, Roebuck Street,St. Michael Barbados caricad@caricad.net Tel: 246-427-8535/6, 246-228-2997 Fax: 246-436-1709




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