Dominica Maintained Employment Scheme Through CBI Funds

According to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, maintaining employment was vital both for the economy and citizens’ livelihoods.

Throughout the lockdown, the 72,000-people Caribbean island maintained the National Employment Programme (NEP), costing the government EC$3.7 million per month. The scheme helps young people secure internships and jobs, advance their skills, increase human capacity, benefit local communities, and support long-term economic growth. Revenues from Dominica’s successful Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme fund the NEP.