Social Policy Challenges in the Post-Independence Era (SALISES 7th Annual C)

Venue: Sherbourne Conference Centre

Location: St. Michael, Barbados

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2006
Registration Date: Mar 24, 2006
Early Registration Date: Mar 03, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2006
Report as Spam


New global trends present Caribbean societies with different development demands. Amidst the changing structure, composition and attitudes of the pupulation, there is the need to identify the potential impediments to effective social policy design, management, implementation and monitoring. These range from contracting state budgets which reduce its capacity to continue with traditional provision of benefits and services, fragmented social policy, issues of contingent rights for migrants, and in some instances an inadequate technical capacity to meet these and other challenges. The situation however provides governments in the region with the opportunity to work in partnership with private bodies, NGOs and civil society, in devising alternative creative strategies and approaches to mitigate and overcome these obstacles. The SALISES 7th Annual Conference opens a space where the examination of a multiplicity of social policy challenges in the post independence era can be address in a meaningful manner.


Two Mile Hill
St. Michael