Barbados National Assessment Report of Progress made in addressing Vulnerabilities of SIDS through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Programme of Action

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January 2010
Document Type: 
National Development Plan
Government Entity: 
Barbados Ministry of the Environment, Water Resources and Drainage
Coverage Date: 

Barbados National Assessment Report was formulated adhering to the affirmation made by The United General Assembly (GA) to provide the international community with an opportunity to conduct an assessment of the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of Small Islands Developing State (SID), lessons learned and constraints encountered in the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA).

The report includes the introductory part explaining the physical, environmental, and socio-economic characteristics of the country followed by the comprehensive description of the strategies implemented to achieve sustainable development on a national level. The report then focuses on the progress made under specific priority areas of Mauritius Strategy for the further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (MSI) where national actions were enforced across different sectors to achieve internationally agreed targets and goals such as the Millenium Development Goals.

The effectiveness of the implementation support mechanisms have been highlighted and the institutional and sector-specific concerns identified during the implementation and monitoring are reported. The report also provides a list of emerging issues that are being addressed by policy planners in public-private and non-governmental sectors and suggests that it is important to establish specific instruments and mechanisms to create an enabling environment to support the adoption of MSI and implementation of the BPOA.