St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea. Its 389 km2 territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. The country has a British colonial history and is now part of the Commonwealth of Nations and CARICOM.



Quick Facts


Capital City: Kingstown
Area: 389 sq km/ 150 sq mi
Population: 102,089 (July 2017 est.)
Time Zone: UTC -04:00
GDP (PPP): $1.241 billion (2016 est.)

note: datum in 2016 US dollars
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
% of Shares:(as of December 31, 2016) 0.77
Source: Central Intelligence Agency. (2017). The World Factbook: St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Updated August 30, 2017

CDB Involvement

St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined the CDB in 1970. At the end of 2014, approvals for funding had totalled USD309,119 million in loans, contingent loans, equity and grants. This total includes USD25,054 million in grants, of which USD16,708 million (66.6%) was funded by The Special Development Fund Unified (SDFU). CDB funding in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is used for financing social and economic infrastructure such as schools, road and water projects, providing structures with improved disaster-resistance, and community skills training and empowerment. CDB funded projects are administered through the Basic Needs Trust Fund Office in St. Vincent, as well as various other Government Ministries. Projects are also done in collaboration with locally-led village councils and non-profit organisations, as well as other community and civic groups.

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