St. Lucia Education Quality Improvement Project (CDB-2016-EDUCATIONSTLUCIA)

  • St. Lucia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Oct 1, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of St.Lucia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 23.41 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 0.74 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 29.05 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the CDB, the project will improve the quality, equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the education system in Saint Lucia, making it responsive to the needs of diverse learners. This objective will be achieved through:
(a) expansion, rehabilitation and furnishing of selected institutions;

(b) improving the quality, relevance and effectiveness of instruction across the sector; and

(c) strengthening the leadership, governance and management capacity of the sector.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

The company responsible for construction works is OB Sadoo Engineering Services Ltd..

The companies responsible to supply goods for the project (such as, among others, laptops, tablets, and softwares to be used in the education facilities) are:
- EDC Caribbean Inc.;
JE Bergasse & Company Ltd.;
Neville’s Brokerage Services Co.;
B&B Money Saver Inc.; and
Computer & Business Services Ltd..

The companies or agencies that will provide consultancy services are:
A-Z Information Jamaica Limited;
Alliance of Consultants, Jamaica;
Joint Board of Teacher Education, Jamaica.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - A-Z Information Jamaica Limited Contractor Technical Cooperation
- - - - B&B Money Saver Inc. Contractor Industry and Trade
- - - - Computer & Business Services Ltd Contractor Industry and Trade
- - - - JE Bergasse & Company Ltd. Contractor Industry and Trade

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leaders:

Mr. Daniel Best - Director, Projects Department 
Phone: +246 431-1710

Ms. Deidre Clarendon - Division Chief, Social Sector Division
Phone: +246 431-1656

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Education:

Address: 4th Floor, Francis Compton Building, Waterfront Castries, Saint Lucia 
Phones: +758 468-5202/5206/5207/5208 / +758 451-6725 
Fax: +758 453-2299


Complaints about suspected fraud and/or corruption may be submitted to the Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability. Allegations may be made by a variety of sources including staff, consultants, contractors, and other persons who may consider themselves participants in, witness to or victims of wrongdoing.

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