The Country Diagnostics and Strategy work stream at the OECD Development Centre provides governments and regional organisations with concrete policy advice for the design and implementation of their development strategies. Its work follows a multi-dimensional approach to encompass the multi-dimensionality of development and relies on comprehensive peer exchanges amongst member countries of the OECD Development Centre through the Multi-dimensional Reviews Mutual Learning Group.

The joint Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and OECD project “OECD support to OECS strategy implementation” aims at assisting the OECS region in achieving development through the implementation of the OECS Development Strategy (ODS) 2019-28. The two main outputs of this project are a regional strategy scorecard and the present report.

The regional strategy scorecard is an interactive online tool, consisting of 40 indicators that run across the three pillars of the ODS (economy, social and environment). It includes concrete targets for individual countries, which have been validated by the OECS member states themselves. The scorecard aims to support the implementation of the ODS by fostering commitment to its ambitions.

The present report assesses the existing ODS and provides an update on opportunities and constraints for development in the region. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the region across the three pillars of the ODS and an assessment of policy implementation, proposing priorities for policy intervention.

A multi-disciplinary effort, this report combines economic, social, statistical, environmental and institutional expertise from across the OECD. It was prepared in close collaboration with the OECS and is based on regular exchanges with the OECS and meetings with focal points from OECS member states. Furthermore, a fact-finding mission to three OECS member states, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Commonwealth of Dominica, was organised in March-April 2022.

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