National Consultant - St. Kitts & Nevis

Country: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Language: EN
Customer: United Nations Development Programme
Number: 2085425
Publication date: 20-05-2017
Source: Contracts Finder
Tags: Security


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National Consultant - St. Kitts & Nevis
United Nations Development Programme
02-Jun-2017 14:00
(GMT -4.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean (CARISECURE) Project seeks expert services to undertake a comparative institutional assessment of national data governance with specific focus on youth crime and violence statistical capacities. An assessment of youth insecurity and juvenile justice systems conducted by the USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) across the Caribbean, highlighted the lack of standardized data on crime and violence and its causes. While raw data are available in different forms and at different stages of the criminal justice process, there exists wide diversity in how this is generated; the absence of clear and harmonized guidelines; and weak inter-institutional coordination and information sharing.

National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean also point to four interrelated challenges. These are: deficiency in evidence-based approaches to citizen security policymaking; the lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics; weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels; and weak institutional capacities. It is against these challenges that the UNDP through the CARISECURE Project seeks to work with countries across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) to bolster institutional capacity for evidence-based decision making targeted at youth crime and violence policymaking and programming.

This comparative national institutional and capacity assessment will be undertaken across Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia. It is anticipated that the findings from this comparative assessment will:

  • Embody a workflow mapping of youth and citizen security data processes to guide greater levels of data gathering by, and sharing among key national authorities and concerned stakeholders.
  • Foster a reliance by national authorities on data, particularly structured through the CARISECURE-proposed Citizen Security Indicators, to furnish policies on youth crime and violence.
  • Lead to standardized and harmonized crime and violence data governance standards across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.