Last updated: 08/4/2024

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population group
Children, Elderly persons, People living with HIV/AIDS, Persons with disabilities, Women

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Joint Programme was designed to contribute to the development of an adaptive and universal social protection system targeting the Eastern Caribbean most marginalized and vulnerable population with particular attention being paid to the needs of women, children, elderly, youth, persons with disabilities and migrants. This included a strategic development of the social protection system in St. Lucia and Barbados.

Coverage
1598 households through the pilot cash transfer benefit
References
WFP, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women. 2022. "Final Evaluation of Joint Programme ‘Enhancing Resilience and Acceleration of the SDGs in the Eastern Caribbean’ 2020 – 2022". Available in https://www.wfp.org/publications/final-evaluation-joint-programme-enhancing-resilience-and-acceleration-sdgs-eastern. Accessed 26 January 2024
Programme expenditure

Targeting and eligiblity

Target groups

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
WFP, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women. 2022. "Final Evaluation of Joint Programme ‘Enhancing Resilience and Acceleration of the SDGs in the Eastern Caribbean’ 2020 – 2022". Available in https://www.wfp.org/publications/final-evaluation-joint-programme-enhancing-resilience-and-acceleration-sdgs-eastern. Accessed 26 January 2024
Payment/delivery frequency
One time
References
WFP, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women. 2022. "Final Evaluation of Joint Programme ‘Enhancing Resilience and Acceleration of the SDGs in the Eastern Caribbean’ 2020 – 2022". Available in https://www.wfp.org/publications/final-evaluation-joint-programme-enhancing-resilience-and-acceleration-sdgs-eastern. Accessed 26 January 2024
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Reporting on the Joint SDG Fund will be results-oriented, and evidence based, with the following reports: - Annual narrative progress reports - Mid-term progress review report to be submitted halfway through the implementation of Joint Programme - Final consolidated narrative report, after the completion of the joint programme
Legal Framework
The agreements between each PUNO and the respective governments include: ● UNICEF Agreement title: Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) Barbados Agreement date: 23 September 1994 Agreement title: Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) Saint Lucia Agreement date: 22 May 2003 ● WFP Agreement title: Basic Agreement between the Government of Barbados and the United Nations/FAO World Food Programme concerning assistance from the World Food Programme Agreement date: 3 September 1968 Agreement title: Basic Agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the United Nations/FAO World Food Programme concerning assistance from the World Food Programme Agreement date: 20 February 1979 ● International Labour Organization (ILO) Agreement title: Agreement on the Caribbean Resilience Project 2019-2020 Agreement date: 13 September 2019 (signed by Minister of Labour and ILO) Agreement title: Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO and the OECS to cooperate on labour market issues to support national development efforts and the integration process within the OECS Economic Union Agreement date: 20 August 2008 ● UNDP Agreement Title: Agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the United Nations Development Programme concerning assistance by the UNDP to the Government (*this document reproduces the text of the Standard Basic Agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the United Nations Development Programme, signed on 22 July 1981 by the Prime Minister on behalf of the Government, and by the Resident Representative on behalf of UNDP) Agreement date: 9 August 1982 Agreement title: Agreement between the Government of Barbados and the United Nations Development Programme Agreement date: 21 October 1974 ● UN Women Agreement title: Standard Basic Agreement (SBAA) between the Government of Barbados and UNDP (1974), mutatis mutandis to UN Women Agreement date: 20 May 2019