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The Joint Programme “Enhancing Resilience and Acceleration of the SDGs in the Eastern Caribbean: Universal Adaptive Social Protection modelled at the Community, National and Sub-regional Levels” is the first UN joint initiative to be implemented in the Eastern Caribbean by the Joint SDG Fund under the “Leave no one behind and Social Protection” window to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. The Joint Programme aims to strengthen people’s resilience through predictable access to adaptive and universal social protection in Saint Lucia, Barbados, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) from January 2020 to January 2022. It will be implemented by five UN participating Agencies: UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Joint Programme amounts to a total of USD 4.8 million, including USD 3 million from the SDG Fund plus agencies’ contributions. Through this funding, the SDG Fund supports the United Nations Sub-Regional Team to contribute to countries’ achievement of the SDGs through catalyzing integrated, transformative policy change and innovative financial investments.
The Joint Programme of the SDG Acceleration Fund to be implemented in Barbados, Saint Lucia and the OECS Commission, will contribute to the development of an adaptive and universal social protection system through integrated policy development, programme design and service implementation.
The programme will utilize research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation to support the evidence-based development of an adaptive system towards progressive universal coverage of social protection, while facilitating replication and expansion to Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) through South-South exchange under the OECS framework. This will also include strengthening the OECS Commission to support scale-up and sustainability of interventions and implementation across the ECC.
UNDP’s expertise and experience directly relevant to the Joint Programme includes its support to poverty and inequality reduction and integrating gender equality and climate change considerations into programmes. The agency has led the development of institutional policies for national and sector-level climate change adaptation, through the formulation of National Adaptation Plans in Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Guyana and Suriname. Working with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), regional institutions such as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), national and local governments, UNDP has supported the design of preparedness policies and systems, including Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and worked directly with communities in Dominica to undertake emergency response training.
UNDP has sought to enhance regional capacity to undertake Post Disaster Needs Assessments through a training of trainers workshop while undertaking public awareness around disaster response in parallel to these activities, and disaster preparedness public awareness programmes. UNDP has also supported the design and implementation of major shock-response labour interventions, including the provision of wages to national beneficiaries under its emergency employment programme direct cash transfers in Dominica and Barbuda tied to debris removal immediately following the Hurricanes of 2017. UNDP has extensive experience and several projects working with governments to develop innovative financing mechanisms in the face of climate change and in the context of limited fiscal space to support sustainable finance and natural resource management. Based on the lessons from the original Household Building Damage Assessment (HBDA), UNDP lead the conceptualization of the HBDA 2.0 which follows a holistic and multidisciplinary approach that includes inputs from different UN agencies including UNICEF and WFP. The HBDA 2.0 not only aims to assess building damage but more multidimensional data gathering, including demographic and vulnerability information about households. Finally, since 2017, UNDP has operationalized two project office in Antigua and Dominica as part of its recovery to resilience programme in these countries.
UNDP as a Participating UN Agency (PUNO) will contribute five activities under two outputs in the joint programme for Saint Lucia and Barbados related to strengthening institutional capacities for integrated service delivery and supporting innovative finance for sustainable and adaptive social protection systems and programmes.