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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When five countries decide to exchange experiences and knowledge to improve the lives of the disabled, words such as disabilities, handicapées or discapacidades acquire the same meaning and idiomatic differences... Show More + pose no obstacles.Nineteen delegates for El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica and Peru recently met in Quito to discuss the issue and learn about Ecuador’s Manuela Espejo program.The World Report on Disability estimates that more than one billion people in the world live with some type of disability.For three days, delegates shared several experiences, for example with the geo-referencing system, which enables disabled persons registered in the system to be located.Alex Camacho, secretary general of Ecuador’s Vice-president’s Office, underscored the importance of the ongoing exchange of experiences of the Manuela Espejo program in over eight countries and how the World Bank has become a strategic partner to achieve that objective.The delegations had the opportunity to talk with project Show Less -
Investment climate, infrastructure, skills key for private sector-led growthKINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, January 17, 2013—Inclusive growth that generates jobs and opportunities for all... Show More + citizens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was at the center of a high-level national conference hosted today by the country at the Methodist Church Hall. 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 Di Show Less -