Poverty Reduction

UNDP’s poverty programme in Trinidad and Tobago informs policy and programme development through a mixture of policy advice, advocacy and downstream initiatives. The programme contributes to work towards the development of a national poverty reduction strategy that will directly address poverty alleviation (MDG1).

The five areas of highest priority for pursuing poverty reduction include promoting broad-based, sustainable growth in non-oil sectors, improving the functioning of the labour market by reforming specific administrative interventions to reduce rigidities, distortions and gender discrimination and reforming the safety net so programmes more adequately meet the needs of the poor.more

Promoting agricultural development

An ex prisoner of Vision and Mission participates in a sustainable development and agricultural training programme funded by the GEF Small Grants Programme and implemented by UNDP more

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The Missing Dimensions in Poverty

The UNDP hosted two Focus Group sessions on Monday 22 June at the Arima Townhall for the Development of Regional/ Community Poverty Profile of Arima. The objective of the focus groups were to obtain the views of persons living in Arima on the living conditions in the Borough and to ascertain their perceptions on poverty in Arima. more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Primary Health Care Initiative

    The objective of this technical assistance project is to assist the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to further enhance the delivery of healthcare services in primary healthcare facilities through the provision of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) medical professionals throughout Trinidad and Tobago.more 

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