CariSECURE draws on a public health approach to crime prevention. In adopting this approah, the Project workS with technical personnel in public institutions to standardize and disaggregate citizen security data across the region, and build the analytical capacity of public institutions to use such data to identify and measure youth crime and violence trends and resilience factors, draw conclusions on the actual state of citizen security in each country, and identify possible interventions. Finally, the Project promote a culture of evidence-based policy-making and program development in national institutions, which focuses on addressing the root causes of youth involvement in violence and crime.
CariSECURE is one of three components of the broader USAID Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project which seeks to reduce youth involvement in violence and crime in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. In collaboration with the governments of 10 Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries and other UN, regional and sub-regional agencies, CariSECURE will strengthen the capacity of regional and national institutions to collect, analyze and use citizen security data to develop evidence-based policies and programs that effectively target risk factors which drive youth violence, crime and victimization. Project activities will be implemented in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Republic of Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Suriname, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
$ 565 million
ANNUALLY INVESTED IN GOVERNANCE AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Each year, UNDP invests an average of US $ 565 million to support inclusive governance and development where it affects people most: at the local level.