A 13-MEMBER delegation from the Organissation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has ended a study tour to Chile as part of the Multi-Dimensional Approaches to Poverty Eradication initiative.
The delegation was hosted by Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AGCID) and the Ministry of Social Development through the Solidarity and Social Investment Fund (FOSIS).
An OECS statement Wednesday noted that the study tour aimed at sharing knowledge on Chile’s experiences with multi-dimensional poverty measurement and interventions.
“Chile-CARICOM relations are all part of the Chilean Government’s efforts to advance a south-south cooperation agenda, under the theme “Chile Coopera” or Chile Cooperates,” the statement noted.
It said that the study tour involved a mixed teaching method of lecture sessions, site visits to various programmes and direct interaction with programme beneficiaries.
The participants on the study tour came from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The statement said they were exposed to the ways in which the Ministry of Social Development in Chile promotes the implementation of integrated social service delivery through various state institutions and social sectors, in an effort to improve the quality of life of persons living in extreme poverty as well as vulnerable persons and communities.