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Project Name:
Investment Promotion and Economic Development Framework in Jamaica
Description:

The project is to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to highly productive sectors in Jamaica. The technical cooperation will directly contribute to investment promotion by:

  1. Identifying at least three strategic sectors and developing action plans for each;
  2. Strengthening the dialogue with strategic investors by identifying and facilitating outreach to key investors and the implementation of the Jamaica Investment Forum as a platform for dialogue.
  3. Increasing the coordination mechanisms between the different agencies engaged in investment promotion.
  4. Increasing the awareness of Jamaica’s opportunities for investment through the implementation of the Jamaican Investment Forum.

Project Name:
Impact Investment in the Caribbean
Description:

Impact Investing is an emerging industry which entails investors actively placing capital in businesses and funds that generate social and/or environmental goods and at least return nominal principal to the investor. This project partnered with the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) to examine the existing impact investment activities in Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago; the feasibility of increased activity in this area including the demand for and availability of such financing; and the role of government policy in creating an enabling environment for impact investment in the region.

Project Name:
Identifying Sustainable Agricultural Initiatives in the Caribbean
Description:

This project partners with the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund to study sustainable agriculture in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas and Trinidad and& Tobago. It examines current developments in sustainable agriculture in this country, analyses specific challenges, and identifies opportunities, taking into consideration trade liberalization, food safety, quality and security, rising food prices, the expansion of niche markets, diversification, climate change and environmental sustainability.

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