The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT) Social Sector Investment Programme (SSIP), continues to be of paramount importance in meeting the social protection needs of the vulnerable population. Consequently, the SSIP works to transform Government’s vision for the sustainable development of the society into tangible programmes and projects. These projects and programmes are designed to realize the goals set out in Government’s overarching national planning framework namely the National Development Strategy 2016-2030 (Vision 2030). During fiscals 2019-2023, Government allocated $100 billion1 to key social sector Ministries and social divisions of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), demonstrating its ongoing obligations to social protection.
Moreover, the SSIP 2024 examines the social economic climate of Trinidad and Tobago, and the developments made toward attaining social transformation. It also provides an overview of the national social context by analysing existing and new social sector initiatives, as well as investments made by the key social sector Ministries, and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) toward social development, during the 2023 fiscal year.