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Public Financial and Performance Management Program
To support the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) reform efforts to improve expenditure management and performance management in the public sector. The first objective is expected to be achieved by enhancing mechanisms for public financial management and procurement. The second objective is aimed at establishing a Performance Management and Assessment System, which initially will focus on the quality of public investment and improved functioning of the Executive Agency institutional model.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

November 19, 2008

Project Status


Project Type

Loan Operation





Lending Instrument

Préstamo de Apoyo a Reformas de Política

Lending Instrument Code



PBP (Programmatic Policy Base Loan)

Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Uncategorized Directive B.13

Total Cost

USD 60,000,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 60,000,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
2058/OC-JA Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Single Currency Facility
Operation Number 2058/OC-JA
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Single Currency Facility

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Closed Phase
Project Completion Report [40666060].PDF
Published Sep. 14, 2016
Implementation Phase
Public Financial and Performence Management Program [1782939].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
Programa de Administración Financiera y Gestión Pública por Resultados [1783833].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
Contract - Public Financial and Performance Management Program.pdf
Published Apr. 03, 2020
Preparation Phase
Public Financial and Performance Management [1532734].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999

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