Latin America and the Caribbean

Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Integrated Policy

Resilient Caribbean

Limited social protection, lack of protections for informal sector workers, lack of  coherent and gender-responsive labour market programming, and limited forward-looking social protection associated with climate change are hampering the resilience of the Caribbean communities. This programme focuses on the need to reduce vulnerabilities of households through the enhancement of social protection mechanisms able to effectively prevent, withstand and respond to climate and economic-related risks and crises. It also seeks to support access of workers in the informal economy (particularly young workers) to a package of incentives for social security coverage and supports the transition to formal employment. The programme will also empower youth to access entrepreneurship and skills development opportunities relevant to a just transition.


The programme takes an approach to expanding and systematizing innovations that were successfully piloted during emergencies and testing new ideas (eg. youth innovation lab, financing), based on lessons learned and policy accelerators. The programme will provide policy support and utilise research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation to support evidence-based programming, while leveraging new technologies and supporting the digitization of data systems. The programme connects mutually reinforcing interventions, encouraging for example  the access of socially excluded households to pilot programmes that integrate social protection and skills development in order to reduce vulnerabilities and create opportunities for socio-economic inclusion

Quick facts

US $ 750,000

Total budget:
US $2,918,600

Total Funding:
US $ 2,168,600

UN Agencies:


National Partners:

Anguilla: Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Labour, Information, Broadcasting and Physical Planning; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Social Development, Education, and Library; Social Security Board of Anguilla; Department of Youth and Culture; Training Centres

British Virgin Islands: Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour, and Immigration; Premier’s Office; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Health and Social Development; Ministry for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Sports, Agriculture, and Fisheries; Social Security Board; Training Centres

Grenada: Ministry of Labour; Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Education and Human Resource; Ministry of Social Development; Ministry of National Security, Public Administration, Youth Development, Home Affairs, ICT and Disaster Management; National Training Agency, National Commission for UNESCO, National Insurance Scheme, Training Centres

St. Kitts and Nevis: Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs; Ministry of Youth Empowerment; Department of Social Services; Nevis Island Administration

January, 2022 to December, 2023 (24 months)