CARICAD Overview


The Caribbean Center for Development Administration (CARICAD) was formed in 1979 as the Caribbean Sub-Centre of the Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD).  The Centre became fully operational in 1980 with Headquarters established in Barbados and is an Institution of the Caribbean Community under Article 21 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.


The Agreement Establishing CARICAD charges the Centre with the general objective of “rendering…assistance to the countries of the Caribbean area for the purpose of improving their administrative capability to accelerate their social and economic development”.  In keeping with this mandate, CARICAD is the Region’s focal point for transforming and modernizing the public sectors of Member States to better formulate and implement public policy towards the achievement of good governance which is indispensable to sustainable development.


To be a model of organizational excellence and the catalyst for institutional change and development


To facilitate and enhance the development and sustainability of a strong leadership and governance framework within the Public Sector of the Caribbean Community, effectively encouraging social partnerships in the process

Draft Strategic Framework 2017-2019

Our Strategic Framework for the years 2017-2019 will see us re-orienting CARICAD to provide services in an innovative manner, fully exploiting technologies for collaboration and co-creation and drawing on the vast expertise in various aspects of public administration resident in the current, past and future experts right here in our region. Read more…

Whether you are a public sector agency in one of our Member States or an international institution looking to make a difference in our region, CARICAD can assist with your public sector transformation initiative