Convergence between Plan and 2030 Agenda

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.

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

1. AGRICULTURE

2. INFRASTRUCTURE

3. TOURISM

Improved climate for tourism investment

- Development of world-class integrated tourism resort

- Development and expansion of accommodation projects

- Reduction in process time for incentives approval and licensing

Diversification of Product Offerings

- Development of “village tourism” concept

- Integration of non traditional accommodation establishment with online platforms

Improve tourism expenditure

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

4. CITIZEN SECURITY

A sustainable and inclusive Saint Lucia by 2023

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

5. EDUCATION

A sustainable and inclusive Saint Lucia by 2023

Provide equitable and affordable access to quality education

Strengthened skills based streams at upper secondary level

- Secondary School Skills Training

Promotion of Post secondary TVET

- Promotion of TVET Education

- Strengthening of public skills training institutions

Improvement of Secondary School Student Performance

- Provision of additional student support

- Increase 5 CSEC pass rates

- Enhancement of teacher standards and quality

Provision of Post-Secondary and Tertiary

- Increase capacity of existing facilities

- Improve quality of programmes and courses

6. HEALTHCARE

Improved Health and Wellness

- 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