Jamaica: Social Protection Project

May 13, 2008

IBRD Loan: US$ 40 million
TERMS: Maturity = 30 years; Grace = 5 years
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project aims to strengthen the country’s social insurance and social assistance system by supporting the following activities: Improve the effectiveness of the Program of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) to foster investment by poor families in education and health. Build capacity to implement the “Steps-to-Work” program, a new initiative targeting working age members of PATH eligible households for referral to the relevant support services to enable them to seek and retain employment. Enable the formulation of a reform program for the public sector pension schemes. Develop a holistic social protection strategy.

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Patricia da Camara
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