The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados


Three types of research projects are conducted:

  1. Regional Research Projects
    These are short-termed (2-3 years) multi-disciplinary projects concerned with a specific topic and conducted in two or three territories in conjunction with other SALISES units (Mona and St. Augustine), staff from the teaching departments and from other regional institutions.
  2. Individual Research Projects
    These are determined by the interest of each researcher.
  3. Contract Research Projects
    These are undertaken mainly at the request of supporting governments, regional and international agencies and private organizations.

Research Undertaken Include the Following:

Recent Projects
Project Title Sponsor Status
Economic Impact Assessment of Crop Over 2005 to 2007 National Cultural Foundation of Barbados Completed January 2008
Customer Satisfaction Survey 2008 Barbados Investment Development Corporation Completed August 2008
The Construction and Maintenance of an Import Price Index for Barbados Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry Completed October 2008
Data Collection and Collation Project

Barbados Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce

Completed May 2009
Repositioning the Manufacturing Sector in Barbados National Productivity Council Completed November 2009
Barbados Crime Survey 2009-2010 National Task Force on Crime Prevention (NTFCP) Completed Feb 2011
Developing a National Training Plan for Barbados 2010-2015 Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council (TVETC) Ongoing
Country Assessment of living Conditions (CALC) Barbados Ministry of Social Care Constituency Empowerment, Urban Development and The Caribbean Development Bank Completed
Executive Opinion Survey-Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 World Economic Forum, Switzerland Ongoing

What's New

SALISES Developmental Talks - Eastern Caribbean
The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute, Cave Hill campus, participated in the Anguilla Country Conference. The theme of the conference was "Anguilla: The Unfinished Revolution? Considering Nation Building and Self-Determination". Read more »

SALISES 18th Annual Conference 2017
The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), UWI, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago hosted its 18th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 26-28 April 2017.

The Conference theme was: "Small Nations, Dislocations, Transformations: Sustainable Development in SIDS" Read more »

SALISES Developmental Talks Eastern Caribbean
The first SALISES Developmental Talks Eastern Caribbean Lecture was held on 30 March 2017 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia. Read more »

Latest Issue - Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies
Volume 41, No. 1 - April 2016 is now available from:

UWI Bookshop, Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael, Barbados

Days Books, Independence Square, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute, CARICOM Research Building,
CARICOM Research Park,
Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael, Barbados Read more »

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
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