Technical Assistance for the Development of a Regional Cohesion Policy – CARICOM Development Fund

Closing Date: February 1, 2017



To  develop  a  Regional  Cohesion  policy  and  an  implementation  strategy  that  will  support regional integration and development policies.



• To undertake a Situation Analysis of current development policies in the region that would identify and provide a comprehensive overview of the main issues hindering integration and the growth and development gaps caused by globalisation and the implementation of the CSME.

• To develop a Regional Cohesion policy to include indicators for Member States to qualify for Cohesion intervention at the country, region and sector levels, building on work already completed under the auspices of the CDF.4 The policy should include measures to overcome barriers and gaps that have been identified in the Situation Analysis phase of this assignment. It will be concise, have clear objectives and strategic areas of intervention, which will be used as an overall framework for implementation by the CDF, with support from the CARICOM Secretariat.


 To develop an implementation plan that will put the Regional Cohesion policy into practice. The implementation plan will include the main activities under the policy’s strategic areas of intervention, the implementing actors, the time schedule, key indicators against which progress can be measured, and a budget

. • To facilitate validation of the Regional Cohesion Policy and Implementation Plan by the Committee of CARICOM Ambassadors and their adoption by the COFAP and Heads of Government.

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