SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES COVID-19 Macroeconomic and Human Impact Assessment Data


Based on research conducted by Dr. Ankie Scott-Joseph

This report forms part of the COVID-19 Human and Economic Assessment of Impact (HEAT) Series. Among its recommendations are:

  • Increase gender-responsiveness of COVID-19 policy responses.
  • Broaden safety protection support in the form of enhanced unemployment insurance with extended duration, increased benefits, relaxed eligibility, and expanding
  • social assistance coverage through the establishment of a Welfare Development Fund.
  • Establish a food voucher/stamp system and/or a cash option for rapid disbursement
  • Help create employment for persons in the tourism sector who have lost their jobs.

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