Chile hosts OECS Delegation in a Study Tour on Multi-Dimensional Poverty

Chile hosts OECS Delegation in a Study Tour on Multi-Dimensional Poverty

The Social Development Unit of the OECS Commission, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme Sub-regional Office in Barbados conducted a study tour to Chile from November 21 to 25 as part of the Multi-Dimensional Approaches to Poverty Eradication Project.  

The thirteen-member delegation from five OECS countries were hosted by Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AGCID)  and the Ministry of Social Development through the Solidarity and Social Investment Fund (FOSIS). 

The study tour aimed to share knowledge on Chile’s experiences with multi-dimensional poverty measurement and interventions.  Chile-CARICOM relations are all part of the Chilean Government’s efforts to advance a south-south cooperation agenda, under the theme “Chile Coopera” or Chile Cooperates. 

The study tour involved a mixed teaching method of lecture sessions, site visits to various programmes and direct interaction with programme beneficiaries.  Study tour participants included officers from Social Development and Social Policy Ministries as well as representatives from communities and civil society agencies.  

The participants who represented the Member States of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines were exposed to the ways in which the Ministry of Social Development in Chile promotes the implementation of integrated social service delivery through various state institutions and social sectors, in an effort to improve the quality of life of persons living in extreme poverty as well as vulnerable persons and communities.

Some of the areas of focus included Chile Crece Contigo, (Chile Grows with You), a comprehensive Childhood Protection System; approaches to multi-dimensional poverty measurement and the Entrepreneurship and Employment components of the FOSIS programming.

The study tour culminated with the Caribbean participants expressing their gratitude to the Government and people of Chile for their openness in sharing their best practices.  Participants resolved to take back with them the lessons and approaches that are applicable and beneficial to poverty measurement and programming in their respective countries.  

Contact us
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
About The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

Back to www.oecs.int

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Morne Fortune
Castries
Saint Lucia