T&T Government and UN work on development plans towards 2026

T&T Government and UN work on development plans towards 2026

T&T Government and UN work on development plans towards 2026

AUGUST 23, 2023, PORT OF SPAIN: In order to jointly achieve development results in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and other stakeholders in pursuit of the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations and the government have jointly undertaken the Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN MSDCF) 2022-26.

Planning and Development Minister Pennelope Beckles is announcing for public information that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the United Nations have conducted the first meeting for 2023 of the Joint National Steering Committee (JNSSC) of the Multi Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026 (MSDCF).

Through this partnership, the Country Implementation Plan (CIP TT) represents the translation of outcomes in the MSDCF into a comprehensive national plan of action, tied to both the SDGs and for Trinidad and Tobago connected to the goals of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Development Strategy, VISION 2030. Agencies of the UN’s Country Team and respective government counterparts have advanced joint development initiatives under each outcome area, and collectively these initiatives form the areas of implementation under Trinidad and Tobago’s Country Implementation Plan annually.

The meeting focused on the following outcomes:

  • An analysis of the delivery of implementation of the Country Plan and the effectiveness of Results Groups with key action points identified in areas such as migrant support, building capacity in the agricultural sector, sexual reproductive health, gender responsive financial support and more.
  • Progress towards the intended deliverables of CIP TT 2023 was assessed, as well as changes in the national context with partnerships and resources identified.
  • Success and failure factors, challenges and opportunities were analyzed, with lessons learned and recommendations made to improve performance.
  • Guidance was provided in terms of prospects for the remainder of the year 2023, particularly in relation to the strategic priorities and key actions to improve CIP TT visibility and delivery.