Project profile — Canada-CARICOM Expert Deployment Mechanism


CESO - Canadian Executive Service Organization (CA-CRA_ACR-3118830850)
2021-04-21 - 2025-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Dominica (8.00%)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines (8.00%)
• Saint Lucia (12.00%)
• Grenada (8.00%)
• Belize (8.00%)
• Antigua and Barbuda (8.00%)
• Suriname (15.00%)
• Guyana (18.00%)
• Jamaica (15.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (25.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment: Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (25.00%)
• Tourism: Tourism policy and administrative management (33210) (25.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to address priority needs identified by national government entities by providing Canadian technical assistance to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states over a period of four years. The ultimate goal is to support Caribbean countries in their efforts to diversify and strengthen local economies, build strong and climate resilient communities, and reduce gender and economic inequalities. As such, the Canada-CARICOM Expert Deployment Mechanism builds the capacity of local government organizations in the area of good governance. Project activities include: (1) enhancing effectiveness, transparency and accountability; (2) strengthening equitability and sustainability in policies; (3) enhancing the digitalization of government services and goods; and (4) improving the management of financial and human resources. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a devastating impact on Caribbean economies, many of which are highly dependent on tourism. This has heightened the need to diversify economies and improve government effectiveness in addressing socioeconomic inequalities and alleviating poverty.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) more effective, inclusive, accountable, environmentally responsive and gender responsive institutions and organizations in official development aid-eligible CARICOM countries; (2) more equitable delivery of goods and environmentally- and gender-sensitive services by public institutions to their constituents in official development aid-eligible CARICOM countries; and (3) increased visibility of Canadian expertise and leadership in the Caribbean region.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) completed 42 technical assistance assignments in eight Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Suriname. This technical assistance supported the capacity development of Caribbean governments to deliver inclusive public services; (2) 1045 people (760 women; 285 men) participated in training, coaching, or mentoring that will contribute to the increased capacity of Caribbean governments to design, deliver, and implement inclusive programs and policies to meet the needs of vulnerable populations; (3) trained, coached, or mentored 488 persons (296 women; 192 men) in areas that support the strengthening of networks for regional economic diversification and growth; and (4) 147 persons (103 women; 44 men) from four countries: Belize, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Suriname, participated in project networking events to understand how their respective countries could access Canadian technical assistance available through the project.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,256,010
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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