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Barbados +10 National Assessment Report. Belize. 170 mls (274 Km) N-S, 68 mls. (109 Km) E-W 8,867 sq. mls. (22,700 sq. Km) 273,700 (mid-year 2003) Pop. Density - 31 / sq. ml (12 /sq. km) (mid-year 2003) Life expectancy - Females: 73.5 yrs., Males: 66.7 yrs Pop. Growth rate - 3.0 %

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overview of belize
170 mls (274 Km) N-S, 68 mls. (109 Km) E-W

8,867 sq. mls. (22,700 sq. Km)

273,700 (mid-year 2003)

Pop. Density - 31 / sq. ml (12 /sq. km) (mid-year 2003)

Life expectancy - Females: 73.5 yrs., Males: 66.7 yrs

Pop. Growth rate - 3.0 %

Dollar (BZE$), fixed exchange rate,

BZE $2.00 = US $1.00

Overview of Belize
socio economic context
Key Challenges

Globalization

Liberalization

Natural Disasters

Natural Resource Depletion

Health – chronic diseases

Key Responses

Medium Term Economic Strategy 2003-2005

Poverty Elimination Strategy and Action Plan 2003-2008

Socio-economic Context
preparing the nar
Preparing the NAR

National Consultative Process

  • Involved public, private, civil society sectors
  • Consultant
  • 2 workshops
national report
Socio-economic Context

Nat’l framework for sustainable development

Implementation of the BPOA

Cross-sectoral issues

Trade, investment and capacity bldg

MDGs

Emerging concerns

National Report
nat l framework for sd
Nat’l Framework for SD
  • NSDC
  • NHDAC; NEC; NSDTF
  • Cross-cutting policies - NPESAP; MTES
  • Sector specific policies
climate change and sea level rise
Climate Change and Sea level Rise
  • UNFCCC – signed 1992; ratified 1994
  • Kyoto protocol – acceded Sept. 2003
  • Participated in CPACC, ACCC, MACC, Cen. Ame Reg. Proj on Forestry and C.C
  • Host of the CCCCC
  • 1st nat’l comm to COP of UNFCCC - 2002
risk mgmt and nat disasters
Risk Mgmt. and Nat. Disasters
  • Comprehensive nat’l framework
  • NEMO Secretariat
  • Nat’l Mitigation Policy being developed
  • Participate in activities of CDERA, CEPREDENAC, FA-HUM (US Southcom)
coastal and marine resources
Coastal and Marine Resources
  • UNCLOS – signed 1982; ratified 1983
  • Cartegena Protocol – participate in meetings
  • UNCBD – signed 1992; ratified 1993
  • No delineation of the EEZ – part of Bze/Guat Differendum
  • CZMAI – ICZM Strategy (Feb 2003)
  • 13 MPAs – 7 World Heritage Sites
  • MBRS
land resources terrestrial biodiversity
Land Resources – terrestrial biodiversity
  • UNCBD
  • Rotterdam (POPs) – signed 2003
  • ESTAP
  • NARMAP, FPMP
  • LAP – completed; LMP – ongoing
  • MBC
energy
Energy
  • Major energy sources – butane, electricity, bagasse, renewables, hydrological
  • Mollejon, Chalillo
  • Extension of grid to south, cayes
  • Purchase of electricity –CFE (Mexico)
  • Nat’l Energy Plan – sector diagnostic and policy recommendations
  • PPA – hydromaya and BELCOGEN
  • Exploration for hydrocarbon
mgmt of wastes provision of water
Waste

112,000 tons annually

Nat’l Solid Waste Mgmt Plan

Privatization since 1992 (3 areas remain)

Nat’l Solid Waste Mgmt. Project – construction of sanitary landfill

Water

18 major river catchments w/ 18 sub-catchments, 18 principal watersheds

Freshwater - 80.8 thousand cu. M./capita

Rural bze – 95% of freshwater comes from groundwater

Pro-tem Water Commission

Mgmt of Wastes, Provision of Water
tourism
Tourism
  • 1 in every 4 jobs, 18% of GDP – US $256M in 2002
  • Tourist expenditure has grown 500% since 1998
  • Tourism Dev. Proj – 4 yr., US $14 M IDB loan
  • Tourism Training Unit, STEPS, CPEC, SITCA (San Jose Declaration)
  • NICH
financing and investment for sd
Financing and Investment for SD
  • UNDP/GEF - SGP; UNEP/GEF
  • IDB, CDB, Commonwealth Debt Initiative, UK Provision of Basic Needs program
  • DFC, SIF, NGOs
  • Bi-lateral – USA, UK, Cuba, ROC
  • Int’l Coop. Unit - MFA
capacity bldg and cooperation
Capacity Bldg and Cooperation
  • Member of CARICOM, ACS, SICA
  • ICU – MFA
  • MTES
  • Public Private Partnerships – private sector – tourism industry; CSOs – protected areas mgmt, Red Cross
trade and investment
Trade and Investment
  • Small production capacity
  • High costs of inputs, limited administrative and technical capacity, narrow export base, open economy
  • Encouragement of diversification – estb. of niche markets
  • External trade negotiations – WTO, FTAA, ACP, CSME
  • NTNC estb.
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Poverty Reduction

CPA – 1995/96

NPESAP

SIF

NHDAC

Role of NGOs – BEST

DFC, Credit Unions

Education and Infant Mortality

20% of budget to edu., 80% to primary schools

Steady reduction

Maternal Child Health Program

MDGs
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Gender Equality

Nat’l Gender Policy

Gender Budget Initiative

Amendment of Nat’l Legislation

HIV/AIDS and Malaria

Highest rate in Cen.Amer and 5th in Caribbean

Nat’l AIDS Commission

Vector Control Programme

Benefit from regional assistance – Mexico, Guatemala and PAHO

MDGs
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Envio. Sustainability

Leader in conservation and Sust. Dev. – 45.8% - terrestrial, 350,000 acres of marine areas under protected areas status

Various strategies and action plans

MBC, MBRS

Global Partnerships

Debt for Nature Swap

Youth for the Future Initiative

MDGs
constraints and gaps
Constraints and Gaps
  • Lack of adequate data; reliability and timely release of data; inaccessibility of data
  • Insufficient inter-ministry coordination
  • Little consideration to proportional ownership and level of resp. in mgmt.; access to decision-making; need for strengthening of municipalities and local govt.
  • Lack of nat’l impact studies and competitiveness assessments
  • Lack of resources – human, administrative and institutional, financial
emerging concerns
Emerging Concerns
  • Proposed NSDC
  • Gender policy
  • Criminal activity
  • Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Traffic
  • Youth
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