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In our last update, the Sub-Regional Programme Document (SRPD) – UNFPA’s blueprint for engaging Caribbean governments over the next five years – had just been subjected to a rigorous review by UNFPA’s Regional Peer Review body. Since then, the SRPD has continued to move through the process, as we strive to construct a high quality, ambitious document, underpinned by evidence with achievable and transformative outcomes and outputs.  

Key efforts were made to ensure critical linkages between the SRPD and the 2022-2026 United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (MSDCF) for the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The MSDCF is an instrument designed for the planning and implementation of the UN-wide development activities towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda. Prioritising an alignment between the SRPD and the MSDCF was therefore a key part of UNFPA’s consciousness, particularly as the Caribbean continues to grapple with the effects of a global pandemic.

The draft SRPD has been reviewed by UNFPA personnel in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, and evaluated and scored based on its attentiveness to national priorities, its contribution to the 2030 Agenda and leaving no one behind, a human rights-based approach – among several other criteria.  The SRPD has subsequently undergone further analysis and revision, with keen attention paid to baselines, targets and output indicators – realistic and reliable measures to objectively gauge the success of the goals that the SRPD will seek to achieve.

Click here to acces the UNFPA Sub-Regional Programme Document 2022-2026.