The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB)
The NRPB was established as an independent administrative agency in January 2019. On behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten, the NRPB is responsible for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the projects that are financed by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund or by other available sources of funding.
The NRPB’s professional team is fully financed by the Trust Fund and is headed by Director Claret Connor. As the project implementation unit of the Government of Sint Maarten, the NRPB works closely with the different ministries and other key stakeholders to ensure that projects are prepared, implemented and evaluated in a diligent manner.
About the Trust Fund
Following the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, the Government of Sint Maarten embarked on a large-scale program to build back a more resilient Sint Maarten. This program is laid down in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP). A significant part of the NRRP is funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund. The Sint Maarten Trust Fund is financed by the Government of Netherlands, managed by the World Bank and implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB).
Read more on the Trust Fund, its partners and way of working.
NRPB adopts Code of Conduct on Environmental, Social, Health and Safety matters
On October 2, 2019, Claret Connor, Director of NRPB, formally adopted a Code of Conduct on Environmental, Social, Health and Safety (ESHS) Management for the organization.
In this Code of Conduct the NRPB acknowledges that the overall well-being of the population, the sound management of the man-made environment, the responsible use of natural resources and the protection of cultural heritage are key factors in the development of a more resilient and sustainable Sint Maarten. The document outlines the organization’s overall commitments towards the management of natural and cultural heritage, maintaining sound environmental practices, fostering social well-being, improving Occupational Health and Safety performance and promoting Gender equality. All NRPB Staff and associated consultants, contractors and other business associates will be expected to adhere to this Code of Conduct. You can download the document here.