Factsheet: SDG Fund Joint Programme in the Eastern Caribbean

Universal Adaptive Social Protection to Enhance Resilience and Accelerate the SDGs

Five United Nations agencies in the Eastern Caribbean are working together under the guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator on the Joint Programme entitled “Universal Adaptive Social Protection to Enhance Resilience and Acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Eastern Caribbean” - the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women. This joint effort supports the governments of Barbados and Saint Lucia as well as the OECS Commission to ensure access to social protection programmes for people in need during times of crisis, including tropical storms and hurricanes. Given the unprecedented social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the programme is being repurposed to strengthen the governments’ COVID-19 response. 

This Joint Programme is the first joint UN initiative to be implemented in the region, supported by the Joint SDG Fund. The Joint SDG Fund supports countries globally to accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information, please visit: https://jointsdgfund.org/where-we-work/mco-barbados