Antigua and Barbuda, once one of the Caribbean’s wealthiest economies thanks to tourism and offshore financial services, has been going up against the impact of the global financial crisis and Hurricane Irma in 2017. Vulnerable to economic shocks and the increasing effects of climate change, tackling these challenges is essential to the island’s future and the wellbeing of the people that live there. The European Union (EU) – a long-time partner to Antigua and Barbuda – has been supporting the national government to strengthen their fiscal position, climate budgeting and public sector management.
We are leading this €1 million public finance reform programme to improve tax administration and public finance management. Specifically, our team is:
- Working with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to ensure the efficient and sustainable budgeting of taxes
- Providing support in upgrading the Government’s integrated tax administration system and their customs administration system
- Producing guidance on spending for disaster recovery, including climate budgeting, that will feed into the Fiscal Resilience Strategy of Antigua and Barbuda to address climate change risks
- Mainstreaming gender to ensure that the financial benefits gained through programme activities create equal opportunities for all and that gender equality is an integral part of the Government’s policies and interventions.
Tetra Tech’s extensive track record of working with the European Union is an asset to the successful delivery of this programme, leading the way to making Antigua and Barbuda a more prosperous and climate-resilient country.
Antigua and Barbuda