Gender Aware Beneficiary Analysis Of Saint Lucia’s Public Assistance Programme

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean and UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Office

Informed by the results of several investigative efforts, St Lucia is now at an advanced stage in developing and implementing an integrated social protection system.

The Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment has made major strides in establishing a social protection platform for St Lucia with gender equity and child sensitivity as core principles. The development of the 2015 National Social Protection Policy represents a significant part of this effort.

This study forms part of the broader social safety net reform that MoST is currently undertaking. This GABA has critically assessed MoST’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) with a view to determining which aspects of the programme continue to demonstrate barriers to gender equityand the protection of the well-being of children.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Saint Lucia

Subject area(s): Social protection; Poverty

Resource type: Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: Multi-Country Office – Caribbean

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 56