Belize's Voluntary National Review

The process for the development of the Voluntary National Review (VNR) Report used a similar approach to that of the MDGs preparation and built on the momentum created by the process for the formulation of the GSDS. As a final act in this process, a Validation Workshop was held on June 1st, 2017, which included small group sessions to enable clarification and solicitation of comments on the Draft VNR.

Key Plans or Strategies for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

Belize has made significant strides in transitioning from the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. “Horizon 2030: National Development Framework for Belize 2010-2030” now guides long-term development planning. The strategic priorities for Belize by the year 2030 includes democratic governance for effective public administration and sustainable development; education; economic resilience and a healthy citizenry and environment.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a low-lying, small-island, archipelagic developing state. The country has enjoyed the peaceful transition of Government within its Parliamentary democracy over its 45 years as an independent country, with 4 Prime Ministers serving during that period. The economy, driven by the twin pillars of tourism and financial services, has been generally strong, delivering a high quality of life evidenced by a strong Human Development Index score increasing from levels of
0.778 in 1990 to 0.792 in 2015.