Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean

CariSECURE 2.0


What is CariSECURE 2.0?

CariSECURE 2.0 builds upon the past work of CariSECURE, which equipped national institutions and agencies with the technology, equipment, and training to better collect and analyse crime data, in order to create evidence-informed approaches to reducing crime. CariSECURE 2.0 ventures even further, using this robust and reliable information to design programs and support policy geared towards the reduction of youth involvement in crime, whether as perpetrators or victims. The project also helps build the capacity of countries to fight trafficking in persons (TIP).

Who is Involved?

CariSECURE 2.0 is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the generous support of the American people. The project will support and work alongside partners from governments of beneficiary countries, civil society organisations (CSOs), youth stakeholders, academic institutions and international development partners.

UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean/ Denyce Blackman
UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean/ Denyce Blackman

How does it work?

The CariSECURE 2.0 programme responds to the citizen security issues of youth involvement in crime and violence and TIP by employing a multi-pronged, human rights-based approach designed to improve national capacities for crime reduction, building upon the data gathering and analytical capacities provided to national police forces under the previous CariSECURE project. The programme will take a targeted approach, working with key countries in the region according to the specific needs and capacities identified during the implementation of the first CariSECURE project. Specifically, the programme will work at the regional, national, and community levels across beneficiary countries to reduce and respond to youth involvement in crime and violence by continuing to build national capacities for evidence-based decision-making among stakeholders in the youth sector.


Where does the project work?

CariSECURE 2.0 will split two project objectives between two groups of countries. In Barbados, Grenada, and St Vincent and the Grenadines, the project will work building capacity of youth serving institutions to better collect and analyse timely, reliable and standardized disaggregated data for youth crime prevention and response.  In Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago , CariSECURE 2.0 will provide resources and technical support to identify, screen, investigate and prosecute cases of trafficking in persons. 


UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean/ Denyce Blackman

When will the Project be implemented?

The project officially began in April 2022 and will continue until April 2026.



April 2022


April 2026






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