Having realized the impact of poverty on a small developing country such as St.Lucia and the task involved in its alleviation the SSDF through its current joint institutional segments PRF (Poverty Reduction Fund) and the BNTF (Basic needs Trust Fund) have developed partner ships with a host of National organizations in fulfilling its mandate. These social partners have themselves been involved in assisting the indigent in their own way. The fostering of such partnership can only augur well in the war on poverty and impact positively on ensuring the optimal use of the scarce resources put to use in doing so.

Such joint actions allow for a non duplication of efforts, an exchange of experiences and expertise as well as the identification of areas warranting specific intervention as may be determined by any initial assessment, as the issue of poverty is often clustered within a sphere of other problem giving rise an escalation of such ills.