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PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The Joint Programme “Universal Social Protection to Enhance Resilience and Accelerate the SDGs in the Eastern Caribbean” aims to progressively increase access to social protection services towards universal coverage in Barbados, Saint Lucia and across the OECS. it also aims to ensure that social protection programmes are equipped for crisis preparation and response and help people to be more resilient to economic, climate- and health-related crises in the future.

STATE

Abia.

Adamawa.

Akwa Ibom.

Anambra.

Bauchi.

Bayelsa.

STATE

SDG Fund Joint Programme on Universal Adaptive Social Protection in the Eastern Carib-bean, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, World Food Programme, WFP, International Labour Organization, ILO, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS, Saint Lucia – Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Gov-ernment and Community Empowerment, Barbados – National Insurance Scheme

START DATE

2020 to 2022

PROGRAMME TYPE

Social assistance

Social transfers

Cash transfers

Social support services

PROGRAMME COMPONENTS

In Barbados and Saint Lucia, programme components aim to strengthen social protection systems at the national level: 1) for integrated service delivery by improving institutional ca-pacities; 2) through the collection of evidence to inform governments’ social and disaster risk management policies and legislation; 3) through support to improve management and operational tools; and through the development of innovative financing strategies to ensure fiscal sustainability and expanded coverage.

POPULATION GROUP

Children, Elderly, People living with HIV/AIDS, Persons with disabilities, Women

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