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The Office of the Prime Minister’s (OPM) Economic Development and Planning Unit (EDPU) and the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs are now working on the national process for developing The Bahamas’ Sustainable
Development Goals (SDG) review, which is currently ongoing. However, it is generally agreed that these
institutional structures must be improved and codified in order to guarantee that all sectors of society are more
engaged in, and take ownership of, the Sustainable Development Goals. As a result, the government is forming a
Sustainable Development Goals Technical Committee comprised of representatives from various government
ministries and agencies, the private sector, civil society, and academia to ensure that the Sustainable
Development Goals are fully adopted and that the three dimensions of sustainable development are fully
integrated into economic, social, and environmental policy in all of their dimensions.
Leaving no one behind
Groups and groups who have been disenfranchised or have not received the full benefits of the country’s
triumphs have been recognized and are receiving assistance. The National Development Plan’s guidelines and
implementation framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a primary aim of increasing
the resilience of these populations. For example, it is vital to design programs that address the fundamental
causes of poverty and unemployment in the nation, as well as their repercussions. These programs must consider
the special concerns confronting the elderly, at-risk kids, and the diverse but related challenges confronting men
and women. This entails bringing a gendered lens to policy solutions as well as program creation and execution.
There are also geographical discrepancies within the nation, with some of the most vulnerable villages being on
the more sparsely inhabited islands of The Bahamas, as well as on the island of New Providence, which is one
of the country’s oldest and most historic towns. This is why, in collaboration with civil society, higher
education, and the private sector, the government established the “Over the Hill Community” as a pilot for a
comprehensive poverty alleviation strategy focusing on social and economic empowerment, revitalization, smart
and green technology, and programs for youth and the elderly.