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The goal of the Strengthening Evidenced Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean - CariSECURE project is to improve youth crime and violence policy-making and programming in the Southern and Eastern Caribbean using quality, comparable, and reliable national citizen security information. It is expected that by 2020, target countries will be using evidence-based decision making to develop and approve policies and programmes supported with national budgetary allocations, which effectively target youth crime and violence risk factors, thereby contributing to the reduction of youth involvement in crime and violence.
UNDP´s theory of change is that CariSECURE will improve the decision-making process in Caribbean public institutions by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for analysis and decision-making and supporting their incorporation into national citizen security actions. The Project rationale is based on the premise that by transforming quantitative data into qualitative information, decisions taken by public servants in state institutions are informed, tested and reliable and result in better policies and programmes. The Project intervention logic is based public health approach to violence prevention, comprised of four essential steps: 1. Identifying the problem; 2. Identifying Risk and Protective factors; 3. Developing and Testing Prevention Strategies; and 4; Ensuring widespread adoption of these strategies.
In line with this intervention logic, the Project will focus on three outputs, which contribute to the overall goal: Standardized and disaggregated crime data sources established to facilitate identification and measurement of youth risk and resilience factors; Evidence-based analysis of crime and violence data carried out to inform policy making and programming; and Improved decision-making on youth crime and violence based on available evidence at the national, sub-regional and regional levels.