The Government of Barbados has established a Government Technology Agency called GovTech Barbados Limited. The agency was incorporated under the Companies Act, Cap. 308 on September 19, 2023.

The Government considers the establishment of a GovTech Agency as a critical component in the overall execution of its digital transformation mandate. GovTech Barbados Ltd. will stand at the centre of the Government’s digital transformation and innovation ecosystem.

It is envisaged that GovTech Barbados Ltd. will become a world class digital hub that drives national innovation, and once fully established and operationalised, will attract investors and generate income and commercial activity.

GovTech is a term that refers to the use of technology to improve the delivery and efficiency of government services, as well as to promote citizen engagement and participation. GovTech can also be seen as a whole-of-government approach to public sector modernisation and innovation, with the citizen at the centre of reforms.

GovTech works by leveraging various technologies, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, internet of things, and cybersecurity, to create digital solutions that address public sector challenges and opportunities.

The Board of Directors of GovTech Barbados Ltd. was appointed for a period of three years with effect from September 21, 2023, and comprises the following members:

The goals of the GovTech Agency in Barbados are to:

Source: Barbados Government Information Service