Eradicating poverty is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
This is at the core of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development.
The mandate of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is “Reducing Poverty, Transforming Lives in a sustainable and socially inclusive manner”.
CDB’s regional Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Programme is its principal grant-funded Programme for direct poverty reduction.
BNTF has been in operation for over four decades, developing direct social and human capital through a unique, socially inclusive development process that empowers the poor and vulnerable in targeted communities and supports institutional development.