Working paper nº 11 (2020)
Cuba’s social policies are highly distinctive. They form an integral package developed over many decades. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 provide a relevant external yardstick that fits quite well with Havana’s current plans. But substantial further governance innovations would be required to bring the two together. The Díaz-Canel administration needs an attractive and unifying project, and a reinvigorated social policy agenda could provide the best option.