WHO WE ARE
Since 1979, the Basic Needs Trust Fund has impacted over 3 million people in poor communities throughout the Region by investing in community-led development.
WHAT WE DO
CDB, with financing from the Special Development Fund (Unified) and counterpart funding from beneficiary Governments, manages BNTF. Using the Bank’s resource allocation formula, funds are granted to countries eligible to participate in BNTF which currently include Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname. Sectors receiving funding include: education and human resources development, including livelihoods enhancement; water and sanitation; and basic community access and drainage. Other areas supported include project management, institutional development, monitoring and evaluation, and provision of technical services. CDB retains some funds for regional coordination.