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Welcome to the homepage of the Community Development Department of Barbados.

Chief Community Development Officer,
Mrs. Sandra Greenidge, out in the community.


To provide the highest quality professional Social Work in Community Development services, achieving strong, cohesive communities and in so doing transform the physical social and economic landscape of Barbados into one that is sustainable, fully developed and socially just.


The Community Development Department aims to be a vibrant hub and benchmark for community activity and prosperity that exemplifies the spirit of Barbadian social capital and the highest levels of sustainable productivity.

About the CDD

The Community Development Department was established in the early 1970’s and mandated to function as a mobilising agency to facilitate individuals and groups achieving the following objectives:

• Positive physical, economic social change within communities.

• A spirit of self- reliance, entrepreneurship and enterprise development lending to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty.

• Community empowerment, cohesion, employment creation, cultural development and enhanced social functioning.

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