The National Economic and Social Development Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines covers the period 2013 – 2025, and outlines the country’s long and medium-term strategies for national development. The Plan offers a vision for improving the quality of life for all Vincentians and is anchored on the achievement of the following goals:
- High and sustained levels of economic growth.
- Reduced employment and poverty levels.
- Improved physical infrastructure and environmental sustainability.
- High levels of human and social development.
- A peaceful, safe and secure nation.
- A technologically advanced work-force.
- A deep sense of national pride and cultural renaissance.
- Regional integration.
The Plan provides the framework for the Government, the private sector and civil society to embark together on the journey of economic transformation in the face of ongoing challenges to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It seeks to improve on the previous plans which spanned the period 1947 to 1995, and the outline a strategy to achieve sustainable economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction leading to improvement in the quality of life for Vincentians.
The methodology for formulating, the Plan was hinged on the premise of inclusion and wide-ranging public participation. Consultations were throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and with Vincentians in major regional and international cities, thereby providing extensive opportunities for Vincentians at every level to make an input.
The Plan envisages the continued development and strengthening of national institutions and the improvement of technical and administrative capacity to deal with threats, in order to capitalise on the opportunities presented. The vision set for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the proposed development strategies for the country will, if carefully pursued, lead to balanced, comprehensive and sustainable development.
|Date:||January 2, 2015|
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