For a small island we really pack a punch on the international stage, and we’re proud of what we have achieved as a nation – socially and economically.
Barbados’ achievements are recognised by well-respected international bodies like the United Nations, World Economic Forum and Transparency International and reflected in our high ranking in several reports and indices. Don’t just take our word for it – have a look at the stats below.
|Indicator||Number of countries/ economies surveyed||Ranking||Region||Publication||Year published|
|Human Development Index ||189||6||Latin America/ Caribbean||United Nations Human
|Speedtest Global Index (fixed broadband)||182||8||Latin America/ Caribbean||Speedtest Global Index||2021|
|Transparency||180||3||Latin America/ Caribbean||Transparency
|Economic Freedom ||177||2||Latin America/ Caribbean||Index of Economic
|Soundness of Banks||141||3||Latin America/ Caribbean||Global Competitiveness
|Global Competitiveness||141||9||Latin America/ Caribbean||Global Competitiveness
|Passports||119 passports / 227 destinations||23||Worldwide||The Henley Passport Index: Q1 2022 Global Ranking||2022|
Updated: January, 2022
 The Human Development Index (HDI) combines a number of indexes: life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is a measurement of a country’s development.
 This demonstrates the relationship between economic freedom and positive social and economic values.