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Barbados Country Assessment of Living Conditions

Published date 2012-07-01
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Barbados is a small developing country which, by international standards, has performed very well over the past four decades. With a surface area of 432 square kilometers (166 square miles), a resident population of 276,000 in 2009 and a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of BDS $23,822.8 in 2009, the country has achieved a ‘very high human development’ status according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Human Development Index (HDI). By 2007 Barbados had achieved four of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the areas of education, gender, child mortality and maternal health and had partially achieved the main goal of poverty reduction.