Caribbean countries have grappled with poverty and related problems for decades

Caribbean countries have grappled with poverty and related problems for decades. So have anti-poverty strategies and welfare programmes worked? What should be done now? This article from the International Journal of Social Welfare presents an overview of persistent problems and outlines proposals for social development. No single approach applies to all Caribbean countries. NGOs, community organisations and ordinary people should be involved in programmes to reduce poverty, develop human capital and improve social welfare. It is a beautiful day outside in the Caribbean. The scorching heat, the burning hot sand you feel underneath your feet as you walk swiftly to the sea, you are relieved when the waves that are crashing down on the beach shoreline cool you down and relieve the slight amount of pain you had going through your body. You feel the grains of sand washing in between your toes. Once you cool off in the