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Head No. 72000B

and Title: Ministry of Local Government and Community Development $000

(Capital - Multilateral/Bilateral Programmes)

P R O P O S A L S

FUNCTION 05 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND

CONSERVATION

SUB FUNCTION 99 - OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AND CONSERVATION

PROGRAMME 625 - PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION

SUB PROGRAMME 23 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

9502 Portmore Hagen Climate Change Park 34,500.0 11,524.0 22,976.0 Revised requirement due to slower than programmed

start-up of park development activities

(i) Local Component - Government of Jamaica *

(ii) External Component - Government of Germany 2,085.0

Reduction

32 Fixed Assets (Capital Goods) 11,524.0

FUNCTION 06 - HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AMENITIES

SUB FUNCTION 02 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAMME 005 - DISASTER MANAGEMENT

SUB PROGRAMME 26 - OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

9322 Community Based Landslide Risk Reduction (Japan Social 119.0 119.0 Additional requirement to meet prior year expenditure

Development Fund/IBRD)

Additional

27 Grants, Contributions & Subsidies 119.0

TOTAL HEAD 72000B 267,214.0 119.0 11,524.0 255,809.0

FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2016/2017

Activity/

Project

No.

Service & Object of

Expenditure

Approved

Estimates

2016/2017

Approved

New

Estimates

Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law

(Statutory)

Supplementary

Estimates

Savings or

Under

Expenditure

72000B - 214

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INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES (Statement Showing the Works to which Institutional Loans and Grants are Applied)

$000

Service

STATEMENT IV

Revised Estimates 2015-16

Estimates 2016-2017Heads of Estimates

GOJ External Total(Activity No.

Establishment of OLADEs Caribbean Sub- Regional Office in Jamaica

56000B (9400) 13,579.00 1,364.00 5,835.00 7,199.00

Total Mining and Energy 783,613.00 6,212.00 362,839.00 369,051.00 Environment National Quick Start Programme Trust Fund Project (formerly Globally Harmonized System of the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals)

67000B (9391) 15,200.00 7,292.00 7,292.00

HCFC Phase Out Management Plan Implementation

67000B (9429) 9,500.00 16,251.00 16,251.00

Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of the National Area Protected System (UNDP)

67000B (9370)

58,748.00 400.0 65,760.00 66,160.00 Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas

17000B (9399) 8,791.00 17,000.00 17,000.00

Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas

67000B (9399) 3,770.00 150,000.00 150,000.00

Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC

67000B (9455) 35,600.00 35,555.00 35,555.00

Mitigating the Threat of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (CIDA)

67000B (9343) 0.00

Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience 20000B (9365) 0.00

Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience Phase II - Improving Climate Data and Information Management

20000B (9394)

9,001.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience II - Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation

67000B (9475)

11,315.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 National Biodiversity Planning 67000B (9472)

11,393.00 14,900.00 14,900.00 Integrated Management of the Yallahs/Hope River Watershed Management Area

67000B (9408)

28,038.00 5,595.00 59,925.00 65,520.00 Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

67000B (9505) 0.00 3,606.00 3,606.00

Portmore-Hagen Climate Change Park 72000B (9502) 14,500.00 20,000.00 34,500.00

Community Based Landslide Risk Reduction (Japan Social Development Fund/IBRD)

72000B (9322) 171,541.00 0.00

Jamaica Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project

15000B (9488) 40,000.00 40,000.00

Total Environment 362,897.00 20,495.00 880,289.00 900,784.00 Social Protection Social Protection Project II 40000B (9461) 3,763,240.00 2,911,620.00 1,398,227.00 4,309,847.00 Social and Economic Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities

40000B (9422) 72,000.00 70,877.00 70,877.00

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Head No. 41000C and Title:Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (Capital)

P R O P O S A L S

THIRD SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2020/2021

$000

Activity/ Project

No.

Service & Object of Expenditure

Approved Estimates 2020/21

Approved New

Estimates Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law (Statutory)

Supplementary Estimates

Savings or Under

Expenditure

SUBFUNCTION 03 - PRIMARY EDUCATION

PROGRAMME 261 - EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES

SUP-PROGRAMME 21 - PRIMARY EDUCATION

29518 Japanese Grassroots Project 57,951.0 12,000.0 45,951.0 Revised requirement

Reduction 25 Use of Goods and Services (GoJ) 256.0 32 Fixed Assets (Capital Goods) (GoJ) 11,744.0

12,000.0

SUBFUNCTION 04 - SECONDARY EDUCATION

PROGRAMME 261 - EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES

SUB-PROGRAMME 22 - SECONDARY EDUCATION

20778 Education Transformation Programme 53,500.0 11,500.0 65,000.0 Additional requirement

Additional 32 Fixed Assets (Capital Goods) 11,500.0

21777 Solar Energy Projects 31,500.0 30,300.0 1,200.0 Revised requirement

Reduction 24 Utilities and Communication Services 1,610.0 25 Use of Goods and Services 28,690.0

30,300.0

29566 Primary and Secondary Infrastructure Programme 307,780.0 54,600.0 362,380.0 Additional requirement

Additional 32 Fixed Assets (Capital Goods) 88,820.0

Reduction 25 Use of Goods and Services 34,220.0

Net additional 54,600.0

41000C-2

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Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fiscal Policy Paper 2017 83 | P a g e

In order to facilitate a smooth roll-out of the PEPAS application, 5 entities have been identified for a pilot implementation phase. In tandem with the pilot, User Acceptance Testing training for staff of the Pensions Administration Unit and other end users is scheduled for the period February 2017 – March 2017. Go-Live, a feature which will allow all authorized users’ access to relevant modules of the application is scheduled for the first quarter of FY 2017/18.

Establishment Control

Post Operations Committee (POC)

The POC continues to monitor the Public Service Establishment and adjudicate on requests for the operation of vacant posts in the context of the country’s Medium-term Economic Programme. This activity is integral to containing the size of the public sector and for enabling the achievement of Government’s wage bill target.

Revised guidelines for the operation of posts in MDAs were issued in July 2016. These guidelines seek to enhance operational and manpower planning efficiencies in order to optimize service delivery by the public sector.

Establishment General (G) Order

The Parish Councils’ Establishment Act was published during FY 2016/17. In addition, the Civil Service Establishment (General) Order, 2016 was laid in the Houses of Parliament for Affirmative Resolution, and passed into law in January 2017.

Scholarships and Assistance Awarded under GOJ and Donor Programmes

Scholarships

In excess of 600 public sector workers received financial assistance towards tuition fees for tertiary studies, in keeping with the negotiated Heads of Agreement. Between January 2016 and December 2016, scholarship offers were received from China, Cuba, Japan, Serbia, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Commonwealth Scholarship to New Zealand and the UK. Applicants were shortlisted, interviewed and recommended on the basis of:

 The national training priorities;

 Merit and overall credentials, including academic and professional background; and

 Financial status.

A Partnership was forged with the PetroCaribe Development Fund for implementation of a formal and thematic tertiary programme, targeting Jamaican citizens from the lower

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Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy FY2020/21-FY2023/24 29 | P a g e

SECTION V: MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW

Projections for global growth have been revised downward to 3.0 percent for 2019, reflecting

carryover from the weakened outturn during the second half of 2018, which was only partially

mitigated by a slight improvement during 2019. The general constraints to global growth during

the period included weaknesses in international manufacturing, deceleration in investment and a

re-escalation of trade tensions among major economies, the effects of which were moderated by

the adoption of more accommodative monetary policy across emerging market and advanced

economies.

Growth in emerging market economies (EMs) is expected to moderate to 3.9 percent in 2019

relative to initial projections of 4.4 percent, due in part to slowing global trade and persistent

policy uncertainties in key economies. Additionally, elevated debt levels and weak fiscal

positions across EMs sullied the investment climate and weakened business and consumer

confidence during the year. Growth in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is

projected at 0.2 percent for CY2019, significantly lower than the 1.4 percent previously

estimated.

Capital flows to EMs were generally robust during 2019. In response to the weakened growth

performance, central banks across major economies reduced monetary policy rates resulting in an

easing of global financial conditions. This contributed to increased capital flows to some

emerging market economies. Uncertainty surrounding the growth dynamics across advanced

economies (USA, Euro Area and Japan) informed investors’ portfolio realignments away from

equities toward hard currency bonds, buttressing the demand for EM assets during the period.

Notwithstanding the increased portfolio flows to EMs, investors continued to differentiate across

individual economies due to idiosyncrasies with regard to economic and political fundamentals.

Jamaica continued to realize benefits from the economic and structural reforms implemented

under the IMF Precautionary Stand-by-Arrangement (PSBA). The Government’s commitment to

fiscal prudence is expected to result in a fiscal surplus of 0.2 percent of GDP for FY2019/20 and

is projected to increase gradually over the medium-term. Strict adherence to the primary balance

target of 6.5 percent of GDP supported by moderate growth levels will ensure continued

reduction in the debt-to-GDP, at a rate consistent with achieving the legislated target of no more

than 60.0 percent by end-FY2025/26.

Economic activity remained relatively buoyant during the review period, reflecting in a record

low unemployment rate of 7.2 percent in October 2019. At end-December 2019, the All Jamaica

Consumer Price Index was 270.6, bringing the calendar year inflation rate to 6.2 percent. This

rate reflected higher agricultural food prices partially offset by reductions in energy and transport

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