Cuba is bringing forward reforms that strengthen the private sector and facilitate a certain opening. Although the country has theoretically high standards, they often do not exist in reality; Cuba has a high poverty rate. But in collaboration with local partners working in biogas and integrated wastewater projects there is potential to develop agriculture.The backlog in resource management and environmental protection is great, especially in the areas of water protection and sanitation.
To support Cuba in its efforts for sustainable development, BORDA collaborates with the Grupo Estatal de Trabajo (GTE) La Bahia to identify and develop measures to rehabilitate Havana Bay and its watershed. In January 2014, a planning working was held on the current state and action needed to rehabilitate Havana Bay in cooperation with GTE La Bahia and 70 Cuban experts. As well, together with the Cuban NGO Cubasolar, BORDA works on a project to support the development of a biogas operator network. Along with several municipalities, BORDA is also investigating the need to support sanitation.