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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ROSEAU, Dominica, March 15, 2013 - Inclusive growth that generates jobs and opportunities for all citizens in the Commonwealth of Dominica was at the center of a high-level national conference hosted today... Show More + by the country at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau. The conference is part of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF), a two-year regional platform for dialogue to foster higher levels of economic growth with opportunities for all in the Caribbean.The CGF is a partnership between the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Compete Caribbean, with support from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The CGF builds on existing partnerships and involves stakeholders from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society, as well as the Caribbean Diaspora.Over 70 participants from the public and private sectors, youth, academia, media and civil soci Show Less -