Voluntary National Review (VNR) - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2020

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The VNR showcased the country’s development within the context of its own National Economic and Social Development Plan 2013-2025 and has also allowed the country to assess and identify areas and initiatives that require much-needed support to localize the global agenda and achieve sustainable development by 2030. The VNR will be an important tool for the country's development partners, as it would quickly allow them to identify areas that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines need support in and align these areas with their development strategies and agenda.

SDG Lessons Learned

  • Statistical capacity and strong data systems are required for undertaking robust analyses.
  • There is a need for a coordination body for higher levels of stakeholder participation.
  • Collaboration among stakeholders is critical to ensuring sustainability.

SDG Challenges

  • Need for additional, new, and innovative financing to accelerate the achievement of the goals.
  • Need to strengthen the country's statistical capacity to better monitor and evaluate SDGs' progress.
  • Climate change and other natural disasters as well as other exogenous shocks such as COVID-19 present unique challenges and have the potential to stall our progress.
  • Need to address socio-economic inequalities including those that are gender-based.
VNR St Vincent 2020
Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines