Universal Adaptive Social Protection to Enhance Resilience and Acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Eastern Caribbean
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.
The Joint Programme is now supporting governments’ COVID-19 response through:
- scaling up existing public assistance to increase both the reach and level of support offered to those who need it most;
- conducting assessments to assist in determining the indirect impacts of COVID-19 and identifying those in need and respective response activities; and
- strengthening the National Insurance Scheme of Barbados to gauge the impacts on its financial sustainability, enhance its information management and monitoring capacity and facilitate public access and improve communication.