This National Economic and Social Development Plan (NESDP) takes account of earlier comprehensive and sectoral, planning efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Thus, it does not begin with a blank page. Indeed, the Plan reflects thinking which has been evident in the twelve national budgets which the successive administrations have delivered over the past twelve years, thus far, since March 2001.

Financing for the preparation and production of this Plan was provided by the European Union (EU), through its continued cooperation programme with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Development Plan 2013 - 2025 has been elaborated around a specific set of strategic goals, objectives and targets so as to facilitate and guide the optimal improvement of the quality of life for all Vincentians.

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning is responsible the monitoring the Plan progress by reviewing annual reports from Ministries, departments and agencies. Performance will be assessed, based on the indicators agreed to a priori, and appended. 

Vision: Improving the Quality of Life for all Vincentians

Conceptos más frecuentes en el plan
Conceptos más frecuentes en el plan
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Conceptos ODS en el plan

Outcomes 1.1

• Increased national wealth.
• Investment base of the productive sectors is increased.
• Economic activity is increased as a result of a more equitable distribution of income and
wealth in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 
• Jobs created.
• Poverty reduced, consistent with MDGs. 
• Increased annual rates of returns from productive sectors.
• Debt to GDP ratio not exceeding 60 percent.
• The attainment of near to full employment.
• Average real economic growth in excess of 6.0 percent, annually.
• Minimum Central Government savings of 3.0 percent of GDP.
• Average annual inflation rate not exceeding 3 percent.
• An external current account deficit not exceeding 2.5 percent of GDP.
• Current revenue to GDP ratio of 30 percent.

Outcomes 1.2

• Increased yields and earnings.
• Improved food security.
• Increased market access for agricultural produce.
• Sustainable use of land, forestry and marine resources.
• Increased contribution of agriculture to the domestic economy.

Outcomes 1.5

• A significant increase in the contribution of the private sector to the country’s economic and social development.
• A vibrant private sector.
• Increased efficiency and competitiveness in the productive sectors of the economy.
• Enhanced quality of goods manufactured in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for both domestic use and export.

Outcomes 1.7

• Highly computer literate Vincentians.
• At least one computer in each household.
• Most adults engaged in adult education.
• An increase in the range of business enterprises utilising modern information and communication technology.
• Improved availability and dissemination of accurate and timely public data.
• Economic maturation of ICT by 2025.
• Improved incubators for ICT research and innovations.

Outcomes 1.8

• A significant increase in the number of new enterprises established and licensed.
• A substantial increase in St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ international price and quality
• A productivity institute established by 2015.
• Improved organisational performance.
• An improved labour environment that facilitates increased productivity and satisfaction.

Outcomes 2.1

• Improved standard of living and quality of life of the poor.
• Reduction in the levels of poverty.
• Reduction in inequality.

Outcomes 2.2

• Reduction of levels of unemployment, particularly among young people.
• Higher rates of implementation of capital programmes.
• Increased market-specific skill sets among the working population.
• Re-creation of an agrarian culture and increased land usage for food production.
• Greater levels of innovation and creativity.
• Increased employment in “green economy” jobs.

Outcomes 2.3

• Adaptable curricula consistent with development needs.
• Improved academic performance at all levels of the education system.
• Improved skills set in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
• Increased use of ICT in the delivery of the curricula.
• Improved participation and achievement of males at all levels of the education system.
• Increased worker productivity.

Outcomes 2.4

• Increased health and productivity of the working segment of the population.
• Increased life expectancy.
• Reduced infant mortality rate.
• Improved quality of geriatric services.
• Improved quality of mental health services.
• Reduced incidence of chronic noncommunicable and communicable diseases.
• Reduced incidence of HIV and the mortality rate of PLWHA.
• Increased wellness and physical fitness of the nation.

Outcomes 3.1

• Timely publication and dissemination of statistical and other public data.
• Increased confidence in the functions and undertakings of government.
• A highly productive and innovative public sector.
• Improved operational standards and procedures within the Public Service, including revised
procurement legislation.

Outcomes 3.2

• Enhanced border security.
• Reduction in criminal activities.
• Improved relations between civilian population and security services.
• Improved security services to the population.

Outcomes 3.3

• The public is educated about their legal rights and avenues for redress.
• The public is aware of the operations of the judicial and legal system.
• Greater access to legal services.
• An efficient and effective judicial system.
• Improved confidence in the legal and judicial system.

Outcomes 4.5

• Enhanced public health system that would adequately respond to major emergencies and
quarantine capabilities.
• Built environment better able to withstand disasters.
• Reduction in hazardous land occupancy.
• Reduction in maritime hazards.
• Communities better equipped to prepare,
respond to and mitigate disasters.
• Reduced casualties and damage to property consequent upon disaster.
• Strengthened search and rescue arrangements.

Outcome 4.7

• Reduced deforestation.
• Improved management of natural resources.
• Increased community awareness and involvement in protection and management of
• Environmental impact assessment integrated within the development process.
• Economic valuation of natural resources.
• Improved watershed and coastal management institutionalised.
• Enhanced and supportive legal and regulatory frameworks.
• Improved database for the preservation of biodiversity.

Outcome 4.9

• Legislation in place to promote energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy.
• Increased energy efficiency of public and private buildings.
• Private enterprises established to complement the production of renewable energy.
• A modern, expanded and adaptable power grid to accommodate various energy inputs.
• Increased production and use of energy from renewable sources.
• Public utilities commission established.

Outcome 4.10

• Increased awareness and responsiveness of the public in mitigating effects of climate change.
• Improved protection of the coastal and forested environment.
• Increased use of technology to minimise the effects of climate change on agriculture and
human health.
• A legislative framework in place to build climate resilience.

Outcome 5.1

• A greater sense of appreciation and pride in being a Vincentian. 

Objective 5.2

To engender a greater sense of community and social responsibility

Outcome 5.3

• Strengthened religious, moral, traditional and ethical values.
• Increased participation in and appreciation of Vincentian culture.

Convergence between Plan and 2030 Agenda