COVID-19 Socio-Economic Recovery Plan (SERP) 2020 - 2021
24 May 2021
Support being provided, targets the needs and rights of the most vulnerable populations, those at risk of being left behind or further marginalized. The five pillars identified are:
Pillar 1: Health First: Protecting health services and systems during the crisis;
Pillar 2: Protect People: Social protection and basic services;
Pillar 3: Economic Response and Recovery: Protecting jobs, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the informal sector workers;
Pillar 4: Macro-Economic Response and Multilateral Collaboration;
Pillar 5: Social Cohesion and Community Resilience.
The present plan includes contributions from 11 UN agencies, funds, and programs, specifically being ILO, IOM, OHCHR, PAHO/WHO, UNODC, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNODC, UNHCR and UNICEF. They will support with strategic actions and initiatives for implementation over the next 12-18 months. The initial programme portfolio includes initiatives costed at approximately US $10.9 million, however available funds initially mobilized amounted to USD $5.42 million with ongoing efforts by UN agencies, funds and programmes to mobilize additional financing to support Belize’s recovery and response efforts.