Systematic Country Diagnostic Report on Jamaica

The World Bank Group welcomes views from government, civil society organizations, the academic community, think tanks, the private sector, citizens, and the broader Jamaican community to finalize its Systematic Country Diagnostic report on Jamaica and make it relevant in achieving poverty reduction and shared prosperity.


About the Systematic Country Diagnostic

The World Bank Group has started the preparation of its new strategy to strengthen its partnership with Jamaica. This process involves two main phases: (i) the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD); and (ii) the Country Partnership Framework (CPF).

The SCD is an assessment of the constraints a country faces and the opportunities it can embrace to accelerate progress in reducing poverty and achieving higher living standards for its people. The SCD draws upon all available information, including findings of World Bank Group analytical work, as well as research by other international and domestic partners, and incorporates feedback received during online and face to face consultations.

The purpose of the SCD is to inform the CPF, which is a strategic document that sets priority areas for the World Bank Group’s engagement and support in a country. The new CPF for Jamaica will be prepared in 2020 to guide the World Bank Group's work over the period.

Launch of Public Consultations on the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD)

To inform the SCD, the World Bank Group will undertake public consultations to identify and analyze the most binding constraints and the main opportunities that Jamaica needs to address to achieve the twin goals of extreme poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Consultations will take place from (November 2019) to (May 2020) and will include both face to face meetings and an online survey.

The SCD team will meet with a wide range of stakeholders, including government counterparts (national, regional, and local), development partners, private sector representatives and civil society. In addition to face-to-face consultation, online avenues will allow people to submit questions and comments.

Information about upcoming consultations and how you can participate will be shared here soon.

Information on dates/locations once available

Information on online avenues/survey once available (ie. survey link, questions and email address to submit opinions, etc)



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