Strengthening Barbadian Civil Society’s Ability to engage in Domestic Resource Mobilisation for a more Sustainable Sector

Project Overview:

Barbadian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have found it increasingly challenging to access funding in recent years. Based on CPDC’s previous work on the NGO Legislation, it was revealed that Barbadian NGOs rely on a limited number of sources for funding. The funding is utilised in their programmes, projects, operations, salaries and other costs. Additionally, Barbadian donors being development partners and private sector companies have expressed interest in improving their relationship with the NGO sector.

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in partnership with the CIVICUS: World Alliance through their AGNA programme have collaborated on a project to improve domestic resource mobilization in Barbados. The project seeks to bring together both sectors (donors and non-governmental organisations) in a space that would allow for exchanges in which NGOs could be more responsive to the needs of the Donor sector and vice versa. It would reveal areas for collaboration and allow for greater synergies for the betterment of Barbadian society. Moreover, the project will be evidenced-based, producing information to assist stakeholders to deliver more effective and impactful development solutions.

Project Outcomes

  • Improved knowledge and evidence of the existing DRM practices in Barbados;
  • Increased awareness and availability of documented information on the key resource mobilization issues/ trends faced by Barbadian NGOs in mobilising resources;
  • Greater awareness among government, private sector, international and civil society about the opportunities for DRM and greater collaboration.

At a Glance

Project Goal & Objectives:

To improve the environment for indigenous resource mobilization within the Barbadian NGO sector.


CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation


  • Barbadian NGOs
  • Private sector
  • Private donors
  • International donor agencies

Time Frame:

January – October 2020

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