Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, and chief of operations and officer in charge of the Inter-American Development Bank in Barbados, Christel Saab, signing the loan agreements, while Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, looks on. (GP)
GOVERNMENT'S STRENGTHENING HUMAN and Social Development Programme has been described by Minister of Social Care
, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett
, as a "people-centric" project, aimed at reducing extreme poverty within the Barbadian society.
made the comments yesterday at Government Headquarters, shortly before Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, and chief of operations and officer in charge of the Inter-American Development Bank
in Barbados, Christel Saab, signed loan agreements for the programme.
noted that these households would be rehabilitated to ensure their viability.
explained that areas of focus would include education, health and greater employability.
pointed out that the programme's aim was to augment the capacity of Government through the development of a Management Information System that would fuel the flow of information between social care stakeholders and the Ministry of Labour.
"This will improve monitoring and evidenced-based decision making that will impact the formulation and implementation of social policies.
A more targeted approach to the social issues prevalent in our society will be the outcome," he