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


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.