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The objective of this component is to link budgeting with government policy priorities through a
gradual transition from annual expenditure planning to a medium-term results-based expenditure
framework. effectiveness, and can be updated if needed at a later stage. This proposed process
will be submitted to the Bank for its no objection.
Component III. Adaptive Public Sector Approaches to Promote Fiscal Sustainability
This component will support measures to institutionalize the process of behavioral change to
support new policy processes and provide just-in-Time Technical Assistance (TA) to take into
account ad hoc needs of the government and to effectively take advantage of opportunities of
intervention when they arise, enabling to bridge policy and implementation gaps revealed in the
course of project implementation.
Component IV. Strengthening Property Tax Compliance and Administration.
This component will support the Government in improving the Property Tax compliance and
updating the fiscal cadastre.
Component V. Fostering Industrial Growth and Trade Facilitation
The main objective of this thematic area is the development and implementation of an integrated
border clearance process through an National Single Window mechanism in which Customs and
the participating border agencies will eliminate sequential interventions/inspections and either
conduct joint inspections or delegate discrete primary functions to Customs.
Component VI. Project Management
This component will ensure adequate Project management is in place for the implementation of
the Project. The activities under this component will include: (i) carry out Project audits; (ii)
comply with the financial management and procurement obligations under the Project; (iii)
monitor and evaluate Project activities; (iv) provide training, and the acquisition of goods
required thereof and finance Operating Costs.
Executing Agency and Beneficiary
the main beneficiary of many of the activities proposed by this IPF. The Project Implementation
Unit (PIU) that will be established within the MOF will be responsible for implementing the
project. Institutional arrangements have been designed and an implementation support plan will
be in place to ensure that if capacity problems arise, these will be addressed promptly. MOFP
will coordinate activities across other beneficiaries of the Project which are mainly executive
agencies and divisions spread across Ministries. The project will support activities across
selected service delivery ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), particularly for
components I, II and III with significant coordination efforts that will be contributed by the
and Climate Change as well as the local governments will be the key actors under component IV
in the effort to improve the property tax administration. The two key entities reporting to the
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opportunities to advance themselves and add lasting value to their lives.
HEART has a new heart.
Firstly, we have reintroduced the Registered Apprenticeship
Programme (RAP) that is projected to train 2000 persons to become
internationally certified and work-ready by the end of the 2015/2016
academic year. Already 500 persons have begun training.
The target is that within two to three years 20,000 participants will be
registered in the programme at any one time.
Ministry of Education acknowledges the support of several private
sector firms -100 are now participating.
HEART Trust/NTA has trained approximately 816 persons in
Call/Contact Operations to fill jobs at Sutherland Global Services, a
company in the Business Processing Operations (BPO) Sector. An
additional 1,388 persons are targeted for training in 2015/2016.
HEART Trust/NTA has already trained 65 persons at Vocational
Training & Development Institute with 55 gaining employment during
HEART Trust/NTA has begun the installation of 200 incubation work
stations at its Gordon Town Road, St Andrew facility to accommodate
1500 employees in the BPO sector in 2015-2016, with the initial 500
to be engaged by Sutherland Global Services.
I want to tell all investors, local and foreign that once we know their
needs the Jamaican Education System will train the finest quality
employees for their enterprise –quality in appropriate skills and work
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Office of the Cabinet 3 Revised 20 March 2019
OFFICE OF THE CABINET PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MINISTER OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND
JOB CREATION AND MINISTER OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND INFORMATION: The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP
CABINET SECRETARY/PERMANENT SECRETARY AND HEAD OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE: Ambassador the Hon. Douglas Saunders, OJ, CD
SUBJECTS (GENERAL) Business of Cabinet
National Security Policy Coordination Policy Formulation, Analysis and Coordination of Government Public Sector Transformation and Modernization Public Service Training Strategic Planning for Government Whole-of-Government Performance Monitoring and Evaluation DEPARTMENTS (GENERAL) Management Institute for National Development (MIND) Office of the National Security Advisor Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)1
1The Office of the Cabinet has neither accounting nor budgetary responsibilities for the OUR but has responsibilities therefor with respect to overall legislative matters.
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HEART Trust/NTA has implemented a training and employment
initiative targeting 15,000 unattached youth per year in several
communities across the island. It has started in North East
Manchester and Western St Andrew.
The programme consists of three components: Apprenticeship for
participants with CSEC qualification; full skill training for participants
without CSEC but who have passed the HEART Trust/NTA entrance
test; and the third component is academic, attitudinal and skill
upgrading for participants without any qualification.
Commencing during the 2015/2016 academic year, the HEART
Trust/NTA will facilitate start-up of Small and Medium Enterprises
(MSMEs) by offering them grants to expand. The grants will be
provided either through the provision of ‘start-up’ kits valuing
J$75,000 after training or up to J$250,000 for qualified persons who
are trained in aquaculture to enter the ornamental fish industry.
This will generate self-employment and small businesses, targeting
120 beneficiaries per year.
The Grant Funding Programme will feature three distinct
o Technical assistance in branding, packaging and labelling
o Capital for upgrading, retooling, technology development and
o Enhancing the technical capacity of employees to a maximum
spend of J$3M per firm.
Please note that these new initiatives are in addition to the normal
programmes offered by HEART at its workforce colleges and TVET
institutes, as well as workforce certification. Mr. Speaker, all these add
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