Saint Lucia - Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment, MSTLGCE

National Social Protection Policy: A National Roadmap to Transformative Social Protection

Against the background of the foregoing, it is acknowledged that the delivery of Social Protection initiatives in Saint Lucia must be guided and supported by an explicit Social Protection Policy, which takes into account ‘green’, economic and other social and legal considerations. Recognizing the limitations of the current social protection provisions, and given the need to take into account all aspects of poverty and vulnerability, this Social Protection Policy presents a multi-dimensional approach that considers the contribution of education, health, housing, legal aid, and social security to poverty reduction in Saint Lucia. These efforts should be considered within a broader national effort for transitioning to a green economy in which improvements of human well-being and social equity are achieved, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, as stated in UNEP’s landmark Green Economy Report, 2011.