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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KINGSTON - Jamaica, as with other Caribbean countries, is currently faced with fiscal challenges, against the background of the global financial crisis. Consequently, the identification of practical... Show More + and implementable policies and activities to induce growth and create jobs throughout the region is a real and persistent challenge.Jamaica was at the center of the high-level national Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF) conference hosted today by the country at the Vice Chancellor’s Building of the University of the West Indies, Mona. The forum was part of 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 e Show Less -