The 2020-2023 Medium Term Development Strategy, entitled “Economic Growth on the A.R.I.S.E. – Nou Tout Ansanm”, is a clarion call for collective action to drive Saint Lucia’s development agenda. It seeks to accentuate the interconnected nature of development planning by ensuring economic, social and environmental considerations are incorporated and mainstreamed into Saint Lucia’s national planning framework.


The MTDS is not a stand-alone planning document. It draws inspiration from previous legacy national planning documents, such as the draft 2011-2015 Medium Term Development Strategic Plan and the National Vision Plan of 2008, to establish context and to situate itself within the broader continuum of Saint Lucia’s national development journey. As a result, many of the issues highlighted in this document are similar to those in its predecessors, largely reflective of the persistence and structural nature of many of Saint Lucia’s challenges. However, the modality of delivery for the MTDS departs from the status quo in several ways.


It has 6 Key Result Areas: Agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, citizen security, education and healthcare. The approach outlined above is the vehicle through which Saint Lucia will achieve the broad objectives of Accelerated, Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitably (A.R.I.S.E.) Shared Economic Growth.


An updated Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS) 2021 – 2026 will soon be launched to replace the 2020 -2023 version. The update is being conducted by the Department of Economic Development. 

Cross Cutting Development Areas

  • Productivity and Competitiveness Projects

- Modernisation of Public Sector

- Enhancement of competitiveness and productivity

  • Social Protection and Gender Mainstreaming Projects

- Improved Community Development Services

  • Sustainable Development and Energy Project

- Promotion of renewable energy, energy efficency and conservation


Development of world-class integrated tourism resort

Development and expansion of accommodation projects

Reduction in process time for incentives approval and licensing

Development of “village tourism” concept

Integration of non traditional accommodation establishment with online platforms

Increase stayover tourist arrivals Increase non-accommodation spend per stay-over tourist Increase number of inbound airlift


Provision of a safe and secure environment through implementation of effective national security systems and rehabilitation programmes

Institutional Strengthening of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and Judicial Support Network

Development of skills enhancement programmes


Provide equitable and affordable access to quality education

Promotion of TVET Education

Strengthening of public skills training institutions

Provision of additional student support

Increase 5 CSEC pass rates

Enhancement of teacher standards and quality

Increase capacity of existing facilities

Improve quality of programmes and courses


Achieve 100% access to quality healthcare for all Saint Lucians by 2023

Increase average immunization rate for children between 0-5 years old

Reduce percentage of diabetes patients with high Fasting Blood Sugar

Reduce percentage of hypertension patients with high blood pressure