After four decades of little or not growth, the Jamaican economy is expected to grow at 1-2% over the medium term. The country is confronted by serious social issues that predominantly affect youth, such as high levels of crime and violence and high unemployment.
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ResultsThe following results were achieved under the Jamaica Second HIV/AIDS Project.Prevention91% of female sex workers reporting condom use with their most recent client (target: maintain more than 90%).59.2%... Show More + of female sex workers who received HIV testing in the last 12 months and who know the results (target: 50%).40,445 female sex workers and 22,145 men who have sex with men reached through prevention activities (target: FSW 14,955; MSM 14,059).19% of prison inmates reached through prevention activities (target: 15%)Treatment, Care, and Support10,469 men, women and children with advanced HIV receiving antiretroviral combination therapy according to national guidelines (target: 9,000)85.8% of HIV positive pregnant women receiving a complete course of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission (target: maintain more than or equal to 80%)1.4% of infants born to HIV infected mothers who are also HIV infected (target: less than 5.0%)More than 95% Show Less -
Bank ContributionThe total amount contributed to the Multi-donor Trust fund was US$67.4 million of which US$10 Million was financed by IBRD. Other contributing donors were CDB, European Commission, DFID,... Show More + French Republic, Canada, Bermuda and Ireland. With net interest income, the MDTF resources grew over time to US$ 70,997,902.39.PartnersCCRIF will continue its partnerships with other Caribbean institutions, bilateral donors, and the World Bank with a view to helping to strengthen disaster risk management in the Caribbean. Moving ForwardCCRIF’s next important institutional step is to market its excess rainfall product. The product was launched in the 2012-2013 financial year, the availability of this product is expected to lead to some expansion of CCRIF’s membership. In addition, CCRIF is working with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) to develop parametric micro and portfolio insurance products of two sorts, which are expected to be piloted in three CCRIF Show Less -
WORLD BANK GROUP CONTRIBUTIONThe Bank’s support consisted of two single tranche loans and technical assistance. The first single tranche loan of US$200 million was approved on February 23, 2010. The second... Show More + single tranche loan of US$100 million was approved on September 8, 2011. Both operations disbursed upon loan effectiveness. The programmatic structure of the Debt and Fiscal Sustainability DPLs provided Jamaica and the Bank the necessary flexibility in a fairly uncertain environment. The Bank’s technical assistance supported institutional capacity building and advancing public sector reform.PARTNERSThe loans were part of a multilateral package of support from international financial institutions and donors, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Union (EU), and the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB). The package was designed to provide market liquidity and reduce risks to participants in the debt exchange, while support Show Less -
Bank Group ContributionThe World Bank provided roughly US$200,000 of technical assistance to design and implement this program.Additional resources were provided by Flow Columbus Business Solutions, the... Show More + JNBS Group, Landline Internet Mobile and Entertainment Services (LIME), USAID, Microsoft Jamaica, Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry, Telegens, and Kariblink. These consisted of about US$100,000 in cash, prizes for competitions, air-time on television and radio stations, connectivity costs, and the renting of the event facilities. A strong endorsement was given by the Government of Jamaica including the Minister of Youth and Culture, the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, and the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining. Partnerships were also established with industry leaders, including key companies from the Silicon Valley such as Samasource, Microworkers, MobileWorks, Freelancer (from Australia), Soundtracker, Wildfire Interactive, and 500 Startups. Show Less -
Other ResultsThe World Bank, in partnership with various organizations, led three separate studies in a three-part series on key populations at higher risk (sex workers, people who inject drugs, and men... Show More + who have sex with men ) in low- and middle-income countries:Partnership with UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Health Organization (WHO): A study by the Bank and these partners, entitled “The Global HIV Epidemics Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): Epidemiology, Prevention, Access to Care, and Human Rights,” evaluates global costs of inaction in addressing HIV within this population, critically reviews epidemiological evidence of HIV transmission, rigorously reviews the evidence of efficacy and intervention costs, and models the costs and impact of addressing the needs of this population in various epidemic contexts. The report has found that addressing this aspect significantly affects a country’s HIV epidemic—even in generalized epidemic scenari Show Less -