Webinar Presentation: From COVID-19 Response to Broader Social Protection Reform – Regional Experiences

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 4 February 2021.

In the Caribbean, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is developing a regional Social Inclusion and Social Protection Strategy. The Government of Saint Lucia is reviewing its social protection policy and legislation as part of a broader reform process. Similarly, the Government of Barbados has started an overall social protection system review to guide its strategic direction. Under the Joint SDG Fund Programme for Universal and Adaptive Social Protection in the Eastern Caribbean, the UN Multi-Country Office is supporting Barbados, Saint Lucia, and the OECS to strengthen social protection systems to mitigate the impacts of shocks and to expand towards universal access. 

This webinar aimed to:

  • Highlight countries’ particular needs and priorities for social protection over the coming months and years;
  • Take stock of obstacles and opportunities in the transition from COVID-19 response to broader social protection reform;
  • Identify practical approaches to support this transition and strengthen social protection systems in the long run.