United Nations Belize Common Country Analysis (CCA) 2021
16 August 2021
The United Nations Common Country Analysis (CCA) for Belize is the UN System’s independent, impartial, and collective assessment and analysis of the country’s socio-economic and developmental situation.
It underpins the development priorities of the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNMSDCF) 2022–2026. The UNMSDCF is the most important instrument for planning and implementing UN development activities at the country level in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
The analysis will contribute to the multi-country analysis for the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and will be the foundation for the design of the UN programmatic response through a second generation Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF). This analysis is premised on the overall commitment to Leaving No One Behind (LNOB), UN Charter values; as well as international norms and
This CCA allows the UN to identify the underlying drivers of inequality, vulnerabilities, exclusion, and other development challenges the country faces. The CCA substantively builds upon and integrates the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and other global, regional, and trans-boundary risks that would impede Belize’s achievement of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
Led by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Belize, this new generation CCA was prepared in a dynamic period of transition and reform within the UN, but also in the national context, amidst responding to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The UN in Belize is well-established and enjoys a strong partnership with the Government of Belize, civil society entities, international development partners, and other national stakeholders.