Social Protection Response to the Impact of COVID-19

Antigua and Barbuda

Highlights

Context

Antigua and Barbuda is a small island in the Eastern Caribbean Area, with a population of around 100,000 people. Following the adoption of the Social Protection Act in 2020, Antigua and Barbuda is on course to develop a modern, inclusive and comprehensive social protection policy and system to meet the changing needs of its population, including in times of shocks. 

With the passing of the legislation came an opportunity to strengthen the design and delivery of social assistance, shifting from a paper-based system to a digitised one, clarifying the roles and responsibilities between new and established Government entities, reviewing the eligibility criteria, and integrating in shock-responsiveness. 

Objective

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Area Office has been partnering with Ministry of Social Transformation, Human Resources Development, and the Blue Economy and the Social Protection Board in Antigua and Barbuda to strengthen the Social Protection system in line with the new legislation. 

Social Protection Response to COVID-19 - ANB
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