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• Technology and innovation: Governments embrace the importance of providing citizens with open access to technology, the role of new technologies in driving innovation, and the many benefits of increasing its capacity. Technology and innovation cannot be a stand-alone principle but must support/advance the previous three principles.

• The SMART framework: Assisting participating governments in seeking effective, clear, and measurable commitments:

• Specific: The commitment precisely describes the problem it is trying to solve, the activities it comprises, and the expected outcomes.

• Measurable: It is possible to verify the fulfillment of the commitment.

• Answerable: The commitment clearly specifies the main agency responsible for implementation, the coordinating or supporting agencies where relevant, and if necessary, other civil society, multilateral, or private sector partners who have a role in implementing the commitment.

• Relevant: For each commitment, the action plan should explain its relevance to one or more of the open government principles outlined above (transparency, accountability, public participation, and technology and innovation).

• Time-bound: The commitment clearly states the date when it will be completed, as well as dates for milestones, benchmarks, and other potential deadlines.

4.1.2 Format and length

Experience has shown that action plans comprising 5-15 high-quality commitments spread over multiple themes are more effective than those with a large number of less ambitious commitments. In 2017, the Steering Committee strongly recommended that participating governments cap the number of commitments per action plan to 20, with a suggested maximum of five milestones per commitment, with the aim of incentivising more ambitious commitments.

Additional considerations when determining commitment format and length:

• Clarity: Action plans should be clear, succinct, and action-oriented, and should be written in plain language with minimal use of jargon or technical terms.

• Holistic: Governments are encouraged to apply a whole-of-government approach to the development and implementation of their commitments.

• Time-bound: All action plans should cover a two-year period, with the implementation period ending on 31 August of the second year. At minimum, each commitment should have yearly milestones, so that governments, civil society organizations, and the IRM have a common set of time-bound metrics to assess progress.

• Extension requirements: Commitments that will take longer than two years to implement are allowed as long as they are clearly cited in the country’s next action plan and include a two-year intermediate milestone.

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Government of Jamaica Policy Framework and Procedures Manual for the Privatisation of Government Assets October 2012 (Revised December 2017)


Privatisation expenses funded by the Privatisation Escrow Account are to be recovered from sales proceeds and deposited to the Privatisation Escrow Account


An alternate source of funding for privatisation costs is the Project Preparation Facility (PPF). The PPF is funded from the World Bank under the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project. The PPF will finance studies and technical assistance needed to bring large projects such as infrastructure and social sector public-private partnerships, divestments and other strategic investments to commercial and financial close. The PPF is a revolving facility, where the costs for the studies related to commercially viable transactions are ultimately borne by the successful bidders of the investment projects.

Eligible activities that will be supported include:

1. Consultant services required to prepare and bring approved projects to the market

2. Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, including: a. Market Analysis b. Demand forecasts c. Technical designs and specifications d. Environmental and social impact analyses, and any other required

safeguard policy or other studies to protect the public interest e. Preparation of detailed cost estimates and financing plans f. Assessment of the need for direct government support in case the

project is not viable on its own g. Analysis of project delivery options

3. Preparation and analysis of financial models or cash flow projections 4. Valuation reports 5. Business Plan development 6. Transaction management services


Privatisation Fees - Remuneration for Privatisation Agency

The Privatisation Agency will charge a Privatisation fee for the services provided to the GOJ in support of the Privatisation transactions. The MDA is required to execute a Privatisation Services Agreement upon appointment of an Enterprise Team where the Privatisation Agency provides privatisation support including Transaction Management or Secretariat Services. The Privatisation Agency may charge a flat fee, a commission based fee or a combination thereof.

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Head No. 6550

and Title: National Works Agency


Except where otherwise stated, additional amounts

Savings or








Service & Object of








Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law





0448 Standards and Monitoring 42,949.0 1,680.0 1,680.0 Additional requirement


21 Compensation of Employees 1,680.0

0500 Planning and Research 131,900.0 4,277.0 4,277.0 Additional requirement


21 Compensation of Employees 4,277.0

0633 Technical Services 66,820.0 2,765.0 2,765.0 Additional requirement


21 Compensation of Employees 2,765.0

0655 Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) 22,496.0 1,301.0 1,301.0 Additional requirement


21 Compensation of Employees 1,301.0

2258 Procurement Directorate 9,072.0 306.0 306.0 Additional requirement


21 Compensation of Employees 306.0

GROSS TOTAL 1,713,502.0 42,054.0 1,755,556.0

LESS APPROPRIATIONS-IN-AID 1,211,415.0 1,211,415.0

NET TOTAL HEAD 6550 502,087.0 42,054.0 544,141.0

6550 - 214

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Executive Agency Schedule (2004) Page 67

Ministry Of Transport & Works

National Works Agency

Internal Audit

No. of

Posts Title Classification Remarks

4 Internal Auditor Level 5


Total Number Of Posts in National works Agency: 467

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(b) the certification referred to in subsection (3); and

(c) the prescribed application fee.

(3) The certification referred to in subsection (2) is the certification by one or more building professionals or, in the case of small building work, building practitioners, who carried out or supervised the preparation of the building designs and plans in relation to the proposed building work, that the designs and plans comply with the National Building Code, or are exempt from the National Building Code, or certain requirements of the National Building Code.

(4) Where the Local Authority thinks necessary, the Local Authority may require an applicant to furnish such additional information or document as it may specify.

(5) The applicant shall cause to be placed, in a conspicuous place on the land where the applicant intends to carry out the building work, a notice of intention to carry out building work, which shall—

(a) be in the prescribed form and manner; and

(b) contain a statement that any interested person who is aggrieved by, or has objections to the carrying out of the building work, may register his objections with the Local Authority.

(6) The notice of intention to carry out building work shall also be placed in one of the following places in the parish where the applicant intends to carry out building work—

(a) the police station nearest to the land where the applicant intends to carry out building work;

(b) the post office or postal agency nearest to that land; or

(c) such other public place as may be specified.

19. Subject to section 20—

(a) an application for a building permit shall be treated as incomplete unless the notice of intention to carry out building work has been posted in accordance with section 18; and

Requirements regarding notice of intention to carry out building work.

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