Social Policies in Grenada

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Social Policies in Grenada
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Contributors: Patsy Lewis
Series Title: Social Policies in Small States Series
Number within series: 2
Publication date: 1 November 2010
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-025-8
Pages: 58

SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES

The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability, some small states have been successful in improving their social indicators because of the complementary social and economic policies they have implemented.

CASE STUDY – GRENADA

Grenada is a small state that has made impressive initial achievements in economic and human development since independence, especially in education and health. However, continuing unemployment and poverty, the recent erosion of trade preferences, and the changing international donor aid environment have exposed structural weaknesses in its economic model. Patsy Lewis assesses developments in social policy approaches and delivery in the post-colonial period, including the economic strategies pursued and their effects on social policy, particularly in respect of children. She looks at the challenges faced by governments and presents a brief case study of Hurricane Ivan, as an instance for exploring community and national responses, resilience and innovation.



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Foreword
Abbreviations
Summary
Introduction

1. Post-colonial Economic and Social Challenges
Economic policies in the post-colonial era
Social challenges of development

2. Social Policy Approaches
Human capital formation
Redistribution

3. Social Welfare Initiatives
Social welfare and protection
Challenges in social policy delivery
Summary

4. Strengthening the Legislative Framework for Social Protection
Summary

5. Hurricane Ivan: Challenges in Social Policy
Effects on children
Strengths and innovations
Summary

6. Summary and Conclusion

Appendix: List of Interviewees
Bibliography

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Patsy Lewis (Author)

Patsy Lewis is Senior Fellow at SALISES, University of the West Indies, Mona.