SIDS 2.0 Resources

Embracing a New Era of Digital Transformation

The Caribbean is embarking on a groundbreaking journey towards becoming Small Island Digital States (SIDS) through the SIDS 2.0 initiative. This transformative project aims to redefine the digital landscape of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by establishing a holistic and collaborative framework that accelerates digital integration and innovation across the region.

Why SIDS 2.0?

In an era where digitalization is paramount, SIDS face unique challenges such as limited market size, high infrastructure costs, and geographical constraints. The SIDS 2.0 initiative seeks to overcome these barriers by fostering a shared vision and strategic approach to digital transformation. Our goal is to create a digitally empowered society where government services are more accessible, businesses are more competitive, and communities are more engaged.

Our Mission

The SIDS 2.0 initiative is a collaborative effort involving country self-assessments, action plan formulation, intervention prioritization, implementation, and iterative self-assessments. By aligning national development priorities with regional capabilities and international best practices, SIDS 2.0 aims to:

  • Establish Robust Digital Infrastructure: Enhance connectivity and access to digital services for all citizens, ensuring that no one is left behind.
  • Empower Government Services: Transform public service delivery through digital platforms, making interactions with the government more efficient and transparent.
  • Strengthen Regulatory Frameworks: Implement comprehensive cybersecurity, data protection, and fair competition laws to foster a safe and competitive digital environment.
  • Boost Digital Economy: Support digital entrepreneurship and innovation, promoting sustainable economic growth and global competitiveness.
  • Cultivate Digital Literacy: Equip citizens with the skills and tools needed to thrive in a digital world, addressing the digital divide and ensuring inclusive access to technology.

Key Pillars of SIDS 2.0

  1. Infrastructure: Develop a resilient digital infrastructure that supports broadband, mobile internet, and advanced wireless networks, ensuring widespread access to high-speed internet and digital services.
  2. Government: Digitize public services and enhance government transparency and efficiency through integrated digital platforms and e-governance initiatives.
  3. Regulation: Create a supportive legal and policy framework that promotes digital innovation while protecting citizens’ rights and fostering a safe digital environment.
  4. Economy: Encourage the growth of digital businesses, support digital financial services, and build an innovation ecosystem that drives economic development and competitiveness.
  5. People: Focus on digital skills development, digital literacy, and civic engagement to empower citizens and ensure that digital transformation benefits all segments of society.

Join the Journey

The SIDS 2.0 initiative represents an unprecedented opportunity for Caribbean nations to harness the power of digital technology for sustainable development. By coming together, we can overcome the unique challenges we face and unlock the full potential of the digital economy.

Our Partners: 

The Government of Trinidad & Tobago, Ministry of Digital Transformation

CAF Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean

Inter-American Development Bank 

With the support of: 


European Union


Association of Caribbean States