América Latina y el Caribe

Barbados y Montserrat

Small Island Developing States Leave No One Behind Integrated Policy

Resilient livelihoods and food security through data, digitalization and sectoral linkages

The Joint Programme responds to specific national objectives and priorities, including the National Resilience Development Strategy 2030 of Dominica, and the National Economic and Social Development Plan 2013-2025 of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Joint Programme is expected to enable partner governments to accelerate progress towards the implementation of SDGs 1, 2, 5, 13 and 17 in support of national commitments and reflective of the significant vulnerabilities of these countries to natural hazard-induced disasters and external shocks. The expected outcome of the JP, greater resilience for farmers, fishers and vulnerable households, is directly addressed by this complementary set of SDGs, which together link social protection to agriculture through the medium of pertinent data and information systems, in addition to more inclusive risk management practices. A critical bottleneck for attaining the SDGs is the fragmented and outdated nature of datasets, and inadequate capacity to use technology to collect, store and synthesize data from various sources and sectors. The Joint Programme will draw on the power of data, information systems and sectoral linkages to improve policies, programmes and the targeting of resources to vulnerable people and areas.


The Joint Programme will increase the resilience of farmers, fishers and vulnerable people by strengthening the systems and institutional capacities of the agriculture and social protection sectors in a risk-informed manner and improving linkages between them. Improvements in early warning, vulnerability and geospatial data analysis and more robust decision support systems will inform more effective practices and strategies for risk management and responses to shocks and disasters. More responsive and scalable digital data systems, assessments and registries on farmers, fishers, and vulnerable households will enable effective support for resilient livelihoods and robust safety nets, thereby protecting food consumption and production. 

Direct Influence

Women, Youth, Persons with disabilities, Older persons, Indigenous people, Rural workers. Indirect influence: Children, Girls, Persons affected by (HIV/AIDS, leprosy).

Quick facts

US $ 1,200,000

Total budget:
US $ 2,629,800

Total Funding:
US $ 1,429,800

UN Agencies:


National Partners:

Dominica: Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Seniors Security and Dominicans with Disabilities; The Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security; ICT Unit in Dominica; Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Community Development; Office of Disaster Management (ODM); Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD); Dominica Meteorological Service; Ministry of Public Works and Digital Economy; Physical Planning Division (PPD). St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing and Informal Human Settlement, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry & Labour; National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO); Information Technology Services Division in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Ministry of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services; Physical Planning Unit (PPU). Regional Partners: The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA); The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS); The Caribbean Community (CARICOM); The Caribbean Agricultural Development Institute (CARDI); The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).

24 Months