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The IDB works with our Jamaican partners to strengthen the island's economy and its social services.  The Bank's new country strategy supports the government’s objectives of faster inclusive growth and durable debt reduction, and it encourages collaboration with the private and public sectors to support private sector-led post-pandemic recovery.

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The new IDB Group Country Strategy (CS) 2022–2026 with Jamaica supports the Government’s development objectives of faster inclusive growth and durable debt reduction. The CS supports postpandemic recovery that is socially inclusive, sustainable, and driven by the private sector under two strategic areas:

(i) reactivating the productive sector for sustainable growth and

(ii) addressing social gaps. In addition, the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability and institutional capacity and rule of law are streamlined into each strategic area.

Anton Edmunds, General Manager Country Department Caribbean Group and Country Representative in Jamaica at the IDB.
Anton Edmunds
Representative
IDBJamaica@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: 6 Montrose Rd, Kingston 6, Jamaica

Mailing Address: 6 Montrose Rd, Kingston 6, Jamaica

(T) (876) 764-0815

(F) (876) 764-0852/(876) 764-0853

Country representation

Executive Director: Robert Lennard Le Hunte

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Navita Anganu

ELECTED BY: Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

Total Contribution: 7,556,760

Number of votes: 81,863

of the institution's ownership

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IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest US$750,000 to support the Jamaican company Novamed to build Catalyst, the first health innovation accelerator and incubator in the Caribbean region. Health innovation is crucial to overcoming healthcare...
January 29, 2024
IDB Report Outlines Progress and Challenges in Managing Public Debt in the Caribbean
Public debt load in the Caribbean has fallen sharply to near pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which urges governments to continue on the path of prudent debt management, given uncertain global risks.  The publication reveals that the average...
January 18, 2024
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DUBAI – During the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) presented “One Caribbean,” a new regional flagship program that aims to promote the sustainable development of the Caribbean with a sharpened focus on high-impact initiatives.Caribbean...
December 03, 2023
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Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Mar 14, 2024
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12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
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Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM
People Over Processes
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Strategy and Projects

Like all the shareholders, Jamaica appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors.

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Jamaica is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with BahamasBarbadosGuyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB Country Strategy with Jamaica 2022-2026
Download
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Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
JA-T1226 OTHER Action Plan C&D 377,221 Implementation
JA-T1223 HEALTH NOVAMED Innovating Healthcare 1,869,000 Implementation
JA-T1225 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Learning by doing in the modernization of the Jamaican State 154,000 Implementation
JA-T1217 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Jamaica's Tourism Strategy 180,000 Implementation
JA-T1216 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT Support for National MSME Innovation, Competitiveness and Productive Growth 250,000 Implementation
JA-L1093 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Strengthening Cybersecurity in Jamaica 6,500,000 Preparation
JA-T1218 OTHER Action Plan C&D 337,535 Implementation
JA-T1215 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Developing Skills Strategies for an Enhanced Skills Ecosystem for Strategic Jamaican Industries 300,000 Implementation
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Country Office

The new IDB Group Country Strategy (CS) 2022–2026 with Jamaica supports the Government’s development objectives of faster inclusive growth and durable debt reduction. The CS supports postpandemic recovery that is socially inclusive, sustainable, and driven by the private sector under two strategic areas:

(i) reactivating the productive sector for sustainable growth and

(ii) addressing social gaps. In addition, the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability and institutional capacity and rule of law are streamlined into each strategic area.

Anton Edmunds, General Manager Country Department Caribbean Group and Country Representative in Jamaica at the IDB.
Anton Edmunds
Representative
IDBJamaica@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: 6 Montrose Rd, Kingston 6, Jamaica

Mailing Address: 6 Montrose Rd, Kingston 6, Jamaica

(T) (876) 764-0815

(F) (876) 764-0852/(876) 764-0853

Country representation

Executive Director: Robert Lennard Le Hunte

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Navita Anganu

ELECTED BY: Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

Total Contribution: 7,556,760

Number of votes: 81,863

of the institution's ownership

IDB Lab Invests in Jamaican Hub to Drive Health Innovation in the Caribbean
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest US$750,000 to support the Jamaican company Novamed to build Catalyst, the first health innovation accelerator and incubator in the Caribbean region. Health innovation is crucial to overcoming healthcare...
January 29, 2024
IDB Report Outlines Progress and Challenges in Managing Public Debt in the Caribbean
Public debt load in the Caribbean has fallen sharply to near pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which urges governments to continue on the path of prudent debt management, given uncertain global risks.  The publication reveals that the average...
January 18, 2024
IDB Presents 'One Caribbean' Program to Boost Climate Resilience and Promote Integration
DUBAI – During the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) presented “One Caribbean,” a new regional flagship program that aims to promote the sustainable development of the Caribbean with a sharpened focus on high-impact initiatives.Caribbean...
December 03, 2023
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM
People Over Processes
Learn More
Impact Stories| The Digital Society - electronic Business Registration Form
Learn More
Partnering for a Resilient Caribbean
Learn More
A blue urban agenda for the Caribbean: adapting to climate change in the coastal cities
Learn More
The Caribbean of 2040: vibrant economies where people are safe, productive and happy
Learn More
How are Caribbean cities responding to climate change?
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

Like all the shareholders, Jamaica appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors.

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Jamaica is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with BahamasBarbadosGuyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB Country Strategy with Jamaica 2022-2026
Download
hands
Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
JA-T1226 OTHER Action Plan C&D 377,221 Implementation
JA-T1223 HEALTH NOVAMED Innovating Healthcare 1,869,000 Implementation
JA-T1225 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Learning by doing in the modernization of the Jamaican State 154,000 Implementation
JA-T1217 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Jamaica's Tourism Strategy 180,000 Implementation
JA-T1216 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT Support for National MSME Innovation, Competitiveness and Productive Growth 250,000 Implementation
JA-L1093 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Strengthening Cybersecurity in Jamaica 6,500,000 Preparation
JA-T1218 OTHER Action Plan C&D 337,535 Implementation
JA-T1215 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Developing Skills Strategies for an Enhanced Skills Ecosystem for Strategic Jamaican Industries 300,000 Implementation
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