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The Caribbean Community stands on four pillars: economic integration; human and social development (formerly functional cooperation), foreign policy coordination and security. These pillars form the base of a number of diverse activities including:
The above, among others, are captured in a range of services or regional goods such as: regional policy development and management; community governance; project/programme planning and management; research and technical advice public education and information; advocacy; coordination and harmonization; resource mobilization and capacity development.
Given the changing environment, CARICOM, now in its fifth decade, has refocused its approach to improving the standard of life for its peoples and has developed a strategic plan, underpinned by a resiliency model, to guide the Community’s work over the following five years, 2015-2019.
The First Community Strategic Plan (2015-2019) is a five-year plan to guide the work of the Member States, Associate States and Community Institutions and Bodies that make up the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It identifies the issues to be addressed, given current Community problems such as high debt, low growth, high costs, less than optimal intra-regional trade, unemployment and persistent poverty in many Member States, vulnerability of some countries to environmental shocks, severity of natural disasters, crime and security, among others. It maps the strategies and interventions which must be taken to rebuild the resiliency of the Community, to realise its visionLearn more