Institute for Gender and Development Studies
(Regional Coordinating Office)


The IGDS has a range of local, regional and international partners. Some of these organizations include:

  • The US Embassy, Jamaica

  • Eve for Life
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Spotlight Initiative
  • The Bureau of Women Affairs, Jamaica

  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

  • The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat

  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)

  • The CARIBSAVE Partnership (CARIBSAVE)

  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

  • The Inter-American Commission on Women (CIM)

  • The United Nations Development Fund for Women (formerly UNIFEM), now UNWOMEN

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Euro, pean Union *EU) - The Spotlight Initiative, Pillar 1.1.1, Legislative Reform

  • Organisation of American States (OAS)


  • Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)

  • South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS)

  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC)