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St. Vincent & the Grenadines

 In the early years of the 21st Century

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The World Factbook – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 17 November 2020]

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[accessed 10 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - success of this lower-middle-income economy hinges upon seasonal variations in agriculture, tourism, and construction activity, as well as remittances; banana production, in particular, remains vulnerable to natural shocks.

GDP - per capita (PPP): $11,500 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 26%

industry: 17%

services: 57% (1980 est.)

Unemployment rate: 18.8% (2008 est.)

Population below poverty line: N/A

Maternal mortality rate: 98 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 11 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.2 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 95.1% of population

Physicians density: 0.66 physicians/1,000 population (2010)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 90.2% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - St. Vincent and the Grenadines

[accessed 9 March 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

~ Girls’ Education In St. Vincent And The Grenadines

~ The Success Of Humanitarian Aid To St. Vincent And The Grenadines

~ Sustainable Agriculture In St. Vincent And The Grenadines

~ Education A Focus Of Infrastructure In St. Vincent And The Grenadines

~ Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Poverty Rate

~ Education In St. Vincent And The Grenadines

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 10 January 2021]

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with bananas as the primary cash crop

Some industrial development has begun in St. Vincent, but the government has been relatively unsuccessful at introducing new industries, and high unemployment rates of 35–40% continue.

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