Social Sector Development

Consulting Services for a National Poverty Reduction Strategy for Antigua and Barbuda- Caribbean Development Bank

The main objective of this study is to develop a national Poverty Reduction Strategy that will assist the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in arriving at specific, workable plans and actions to implement the recommendations of the 2005/06 Country Poverty Assessment.


Conduct of a Social Safety Net Assessment and Action Plan for the Department of Social Services, Tobago House of Assembly- Division of Health and Social Services, Tobago House of Assembly

The consultancy involves the examination of present non-contributory programmes, assessment of the disbursement of conditional transfers, assessment of current social policies, and provision of recommendations for improving present non-contributory programmes as well as conditional transfers.


Development of a Comprehensive Capacity Strengthening Plan and Strategic Framework for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing in Suriname – UNDP Suriname

The consultancy involves the formulation of a detailed, time bound and cost capacity strengthening plan which will help the ministry to address its weak institutional and human resource capacities; and recommendation of strategies including institutional arrangements and human resource needs to implement the capacity strengthening plan.

 


Updated Situational Analysis of Social Safety Net and Social Protection Mechanisms in the OECS Member States – OECS Secretariat

The consultancy involved reviewing all information on programmes undertaken by Governments across the various public sector agencies and conducting an updated situational analysis of social safety net provisions and social protection mechanisms in OECS Member States. This was followed by the preparation of a regional Social Safety Net Programme and a Plan of Action for implementation. 


Impact of CSME on Social Development in OECS Member States – OECS Secretariat

The consultancy involved assessing the implications and likely impact of CSME and the introduction of Economic Union on the social and human development landscape of the OECS Member Sates.  


Consulting Services for Country Poverty Assessment – St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the European Development Fund

The consultancy involves assessing the current conditions affecting the welfare of people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and recommending policies, strategies, action programmes and projects that would reduce the extent and severity of poverty.


Escalating Cost of Living and Poverty in the Caribbean: Mobilising a Collective Response at the Regional Level – CARICOM Secretariat

The study provides some guidelines for immediate collective response at the Regional Level by identifying those food and non-food commodities which may be candidates for the removal or reduction of the CET (Common External Tariff), on the basis of their weight in the CPI (Consumer Price Index).


Consulting Services for Country Poverty Assessments – Anguilla and Dominica – Caribbean Development Bank

The consultancy involves the assessment of the current conditions affecting the welfare of people, identify policies, strategies, action programmes and projects that would reduce the extent and severity of poverty, enhance social development and improve overall quality of life.


Consulting Services for Country Poverty Assessments – Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis – Caribbean Development Bank

The consultancy involves the assessment of the current conditions affecting the welfare of people, identify policies, strategies, action programmes and projects that would reduce the extent and severity of poverty, enhance social development and improve overall quality of life.


National Assessment of Living Conditions – Cayman Islands –  Caribbean Development Bank

The consultancy involves the assessment of the current conditions affecting the welfare of people, identify policies, strategies, action programmes and projects that would reduce the extent and severity of poverty, enhance social development and improve overall quality of life.


Poverty Audit and Inventory for Trinidad and Tobago – Ministry of Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago

Poverty Inventory and Audit was undertaken in respect of the initiatives that were in place in 2006 to reduce and alleviate poverty in Trinidad and Tobago.


Analysis of the 2005 Survey of Living Conditions (SLC) in Trinidad and Tobago – Ministry of Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago

The consultancy involved analysis of the Trinidad and Tobago 2005 SLC data and preparation of a National Poverty Report, training of relevant officers in analysis of the SLC data, and making recommendations for an institutional framework that would allow for the conduct of a SLC on a regular basis in Trinidad and Tobago in the future.


National Development Framework for the Turks and Caicos Islands – Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The study involves preparation of a Medium Term Economic and Social Planning Framework (MTESPF) which will be grounded in a larger and more comprehensive development plan which provides a road map for the longer term development of the TCI. Thus, in addition to a MTESPF the study also involves the articulation of a ten-year National Socio-economic Development Plan that is to be developed through a national consultative process.


Consulting Services for Country Poverty Assessment – Antigua and Barbuda and St. Lucia – Caribbean Development Bank

The consultancy involves conducting poverty assessments, and developed Action Plans that identified policies, strategies, programmes and projects that would reduce poverty and improve overall quality of life.


Research on the Situation of Ex-prisoners in Trinidad and Tobago – Ministry of Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago

The consultancy involves the identification stages of transition of ex-prisoners from prison to society; an investigation of their re-integration into society; identification of their needs and their families needs; determining factors which affect their re-entry and re-integration; and make recommendations.


Vision 2020 Participatory Dialogue – UNDP Vision 2020 revolves around a course of national development in which the country of Trinidad and Tobago would be a fully developed nation by the Year 2020.

The consultancy involves designing a process of facilitating participation of the public of Trinidad and Tobago in visioning the nation’s development and formulation of the sectoral plans emerging therefrom. Also, there is responsibility for implementing the participatory process and managing the dialogue of Vision 2020.


Health and Poverty in the Caribbean – Caribbean Development Bank

The purpose of this consultancy is to examine the relationship between the health status, type of illnesses and socio-cultural factors among those in the three lower population deciles of Barbados, Dominica, Guyana and Jamaica; examine health provision and access; identify appropriate policy options that would assist CDB Borrowing Member Countries governments in the provision of health services; and identify areas for further study that reflect health status issues.


Social Protection and Poverty Reduction in the Caribbean: Examining Policy and Practice - Caribbean Development Bank

The purpose of this consultancy was to compile an inventory of social protection measures and to gauge the appropriateness and effectiveness of social protection measures in the countries of Belize, Grenada and St. Lucia, and assess, through secondary data analysis, the appropriateness and objectiveness of social protection measures in Dominica and Jamaica. Based on the findings, and the output of a regional consultation on social protection policy and service delivery, provide recommendations to the region on the formulation of effective social protection policy. This consultancy was responsible for Belize.


Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Trinidad and Tobago - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The consultancy documents human development conditions and levels of poverty and inequality and their determinants, assess public social budgeting and programs’ performance and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of public spending programs. Particularly, the study identifies the factors that affect the delivery and quality of social services and programs, highlighting the consequences of the poor ranged across geographical areas, social classes, gender and ethnicity.


Action Plan for a Baseline Study – Grenada Rural Enterprise Project

The consultant is conducting a baseline study in 17 communities in Grenada that would provide a database and a systematic format for the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of the projection its target population, as well as assist in the development of the skills of the local counterparts in conducting such studies.


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Among Marginalized Youth - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

The objective of the consultancy was to contribute to the body of knowledge on poverty reduction strategies from a human rights perspective employed in the countries participating in the Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Among Marginalized Youth Poverty project. The consultant was required to conduct research to evaluate from a human rights perspective and provide information on the national poverty reduction strategies employed in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; collaborate and build synergies with researchers in the UNESCO poverty project on youth development and poverty reduction through sustainable community tourism; propose strategic recommendations that may be employed at the national and regional levels to support and or ensure that poverty reduction efforts effectively to meet basic human rights needs of citizens; and propose specific initiatives that may be embarked upon at the local and national levels to support /facilitate achievement of human rights based poverty reduction strategies.


Consultancy to Design a Decentralised Social Services Delivery System – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The consultant was required to develop a decentralized system for the delivery of social services in Trinidad and Tobago with the capacity to improve the accessibility of services and achieve better targeting of beneficiaries; reduce costs and allow for greater financial accountability; facilitate greater involvement of NGOs, the private sector and beneficiaries in the design of services; and ensure provision of relevant services/programmes.


Consultancy Services for the Calculation of US$1 and US$2 Per Day Poverty Lines for Selected Borrowing Member Countries – Caribbean Development Bank

The objective of the assignment was to assist CDB in computing the number of persons in selected Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) who earn $1 and $2 a day respectively, adjusted for Purchasing Power Parities (PPP), in order to compare the level of poverty in its BMCs with those in other regions of the world. The consultant was required to convert the household expenditure data into US dollars, using a method that reflected the household expenditure data into US dollars, calculate the proportion of people in each country who have consumption less than US$1 and US$2 a day; and analyse current prices for the same items in each country to determine the extent to which prices have changed since the Country Poverty Assessments (CPAs) and the corresponding changes in purchasing power. Social Impact Assessment of Private Sector Participation in the Water And Sewerage Company of St. Lucia – Water and Sewerage Company of St. Lucia Pat Ellis Associates, Inc./Kairi Consultants Ltd. identified and implemented urgently needed refurbishment and rehabilitation works that could bring about improvement in the provision of services in the short term; identified the long term capital investment needs of the water and sewerage infrastructure and determined the most appropriate form of PSP that could effect such investment and achieve the desired level of improvement in the reliability of water and sewerage services in both the North and South; assisted the Government of St. Lucia in the management of the transition process for putting PSP in place.


Identification and Compilation of Best Practices and Comparative Experiences – Caribbean Surf, United Nations Development Programme

The Caribbean Sub-regional Resource Facility (SURF) of the UNDP in Trinidad is a demand-driven mechanism for the promotion of learning, exchange of experiences and capacity building for UNDP country offices in the Caribbean. The consultant was required to assist UNDP, through Caribbean SURF, in drawing from its own experience, the models of good practice that are worthy of emulation for development work in the Caribbean region.


Survey of the Justice System: Trinidad and Tobago –The Earle & Phillips Consulting Group for Inter-American Development Bank

The IDB aimed to review and develop appropriate strategies to improve the quality of the justice system in the Caribbean. To this end, Kairi was sub-contracted by The Earle & Phillips Consulting Group (Barbados) to conduct a survey of the judicial system in Trinidad and Tobago.


Consulting Services for Country Poverty Assessment – Grenada, St. Kitts/Nevis and Turks and Caicos – Caribbean Development Bank

The consultant conducted poverty assessments, and developed Action Plans that identified policies, strategies, programmes and projects that would reduce poverty and improve overall quality of life. These measures would serve to guide interventions by CDB and other international agencies, provide the required training and institutional strengthening to develop the personnel and statistical base needed at the national level to plan future poverty assessments, and to regularly monitor and evaluate the impact of poverty reduction policies, strategies and programmes.


Analyses and Design of Management and Financial Systems in the Social Sector in Trinidad and Tobago – UNDP

The consultant analysed and restructured the management and financial systems utilised in the provision of social services in Trinidad and Tobago through documenting the range of services available within the public and private sectors as well as the institutional framework in which those services were provided.


The Employment Impact of Restructuring and Privatisation on Trinidad and Tobago – International Labour Organisation (ILO)

The consultant submitted a report examining the purposes of the restructuring/privatisation process, changes in employment levels and conditions, labour relations, public perception of the success of privatisation and an assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact on employment and unemployment.


Regional Assessment of Social Delivery Systems, Trinidad and Tobago – UNDP

The consultant gathered data on existing system(s) of social services in each region as a basis for the development of a new system.


Action Plan for Baseline Study – Dominica Rural Enterprise Project (DREP)

The consultant conducted a baseline study that would provide a database and a systematic format for the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of the project on its target population, as well as assist in the development of the skills of the local counterparts in conducting such studies.


The Conduct of Poverty Assessments and Training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Belize – Caribbean Development Bank

The consultant examined the countries’ capabilities to develop and implement policies, strategies, action programmes and projects that would reduce the extent and severity of poverty and improve the overall quality of life in the region.

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