OECS Statistical Services Unit meets with stakeholders in preparation for Country Poverty Assessment

OECS Statistical Services Unit meets with stakeholders in preparation for Country Poverty Assessment

OECS Media Release

A delegation from the Statistical Services Unit (SSU) at the OECS Commission, comprising Project Coordinator Ms. Geraldine St. Croix and Social and Gender Analyst  Ms. Amonia Paul-Rolle, conducted a Country Needs Assessment (CNA) with stakeholders in Saint Lucia. The consultation was organised by the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment and Human Services, as part of a multi-stakeholder consultation convened by the OECS Commission and will serve as a prerequisite to conduct the Country Poverty Assessment (CPA). 

The consultation facilitated open discussions with stakeholders to determine the country’s state of readiness to undertake the Enhanced CPA as well as to gather information on the areas where technical and financial support will be needed.

Representatives from the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund, the National Council for Older Persons, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, officers from the Social Transformation Unit, and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, were all in attendance as discussions were held.

Among the outputs from this consultation was the development of an Action Plan to implement the Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA) and other components of the CPA such as the Survey of Living Conditions (SLC). St. Lucia completed their SLC in 2016.

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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 ten 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 and Martinique.

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