Report on Living Conditions in Barbados Presented by CDB to Government

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has officially presented the Government of Barbados with the findings of its Country Assessment of Living Conditions (CALC) for Barbados. The report was officially handed over to Prime Minister, Hon. Freundel Stuart on March 21, 2013 at the Cabinet Office by Mrs. Yvonne Moses-Grant, Division Chief, Social Sector Division, CDB. The report is based on research conducted by the University of the West Indies' Sir Arthur Lewis Institute during the period January - April 2010. 2,425 households and 6,973 individuals were surveyed in the comprehensive study to ascertain the state of living conditions in Barbados in 2010 and the influential factors. The Prime Minister thanked CDB and the Ministry of Social Care for their respective roles in the CALC and pledged that the findings of the report would be considered in the development of future government policy. "Be assured that the government takes reports of this kind very seriously and we will make effective use of the evidence contained to guide policy. . I want to assure you that we take very seriously the interests of the poor, the vulnerable, the marginalised in the society, and this report is bound to provide the kind of information we need to guide us in terms of sensible and effective policy implementation," the Prime Minister stated. Please click here to access the full report. Quote taken from: CAPTION: Prime Minister Freundel Stuart accepts the report of the Country Assessment of Living Conditions in Barbados from Mrs. Yvonne Moses-Grant, Division Chief, Social Sector Division,Caribbean Development Bank, as Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett (centre) looks on.

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