Mapping Security and Justice Activities in the Caribbean
This rapid review provides a snapshot of current security and justice activities being implemented by multilateral and bilateral donors in the Caribbean region. This helpdesk report expands and builds on the previous K4D helpdesk by Idris (2017) on security and justice programming in the Eastern Caribbean. Countries of focus in this helpdesk have been expanded to include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. At the adviser’s request, the specific donors that are explored include: US, Canada, EU, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Organisation of American States (OAS), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The review does not provide any evidence on the effectiveness of these interventions. Due to the nature of this review as a mapping of donor activities, it has focused on donor and grey literature, examining key multilateral donor websites and bilateral donor websites for current and ongoing security and justice programming in the Caribbean. In general, there is a lack of in-depth information on many of the projects identified. Some of the organisations’ websites were difficult to navigate or find relevant information on current projects. For example, the UNODC Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC ROPAN) website provided little information on current programmes.