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




Revised Estimates 2015-16

Estimates 2016-2017Heads of Estimates

GOJ External Total(Activity No.

Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF6) 15000B (9436) 7,022.00 Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF8) 15000B (9506) 0.00 10,000.00 190,000.00 200,000.00 Poverty Reduction Programme IV 15000B (9471)

100,000.00 10,000.00 390,000.00 400,000.00 Jamaica+Integrated+Community+Development%0AProject">Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project

15000B (9452) 250,156.00 305,084.00 305,084.00

Total Social Infrastructure 1,525,465.00 40,493.00 1,417,463.00 1,457,956.00 Economic Reform Implementation of the Electronic Government Procurement in Jamaica

20000B (9379) 62,300.00

Fiscal Administration Modernisation Programme (IADB)

20000B (9381) 1,920,935.00 2,587,870.00 2,587,870.00

European Development Fund (EDF) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Capacity Building Project

20000B (9397)

27,960.00 18,660.00 18,660.00 Total Economic Reform 2,011,195.00 0.00 2,606,530.00 2,606,530.00 Public Sector Transformation Public Sector Modernisation Programme 16000B (9263)

293,557.00 69,000.00 664,272.00 733,272.00 Support to the MoFP Transformation Programme

20000B (9478) 30,863.00 11,500.00 24,034.00 35,534.00

Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project 20000B (9463) 216,036.00 25,000.00 626,768.00 651,768.00

Total Public Sector Transformation 540,456.00 105,500.00 1,315,074.00 1,420,574.00 Other Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas

20000B (9399) 21,000.00 19,600.00 19,600.00

FEMCIDI Craft Enhancement Project 17000B (9470) 8,967.00 0.00

Upgrade to the International Postal System 56000B (9489) 13,938.00 38,911.00 38,911.00

Institutional Strengthening of the Planning Institute of Jamaica III

20000B (9395) 44,555.00 0.00

Installation of Flood Lights at Sabina Park 15000B (9466) 35,226.00 0.00

Support to National Development Planning Goals, MDGs and Human Development (UNDP)

20000B (9341)

0.00 Caribbean Criminal Asset Recovery Programme (CCARP)

20000B (9432) 35,192.00 10,200.00 10,200.00

Jamaica Business Taxation Reform (JAMTAX)

20000B (9464) 31,829.00 14,506.00 1,224.00 15,730.00

Economic Partnership II (EPA II) Capacity Building Project

20000B (9465) 66,509.00 180,000.00 180,000.00


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Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fiscal Policy Paper 2017 97 | P a g e

Appendix VI


Reform of Public Investment in Jamaica The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has successfully implemented many of the key activities in the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Programme. The primary objective of the Reform is to enhance efficiency of the process and one of its key elements is the establishment of the Public Investment Management System (PIMS).

In fiscal year 2014/15 the Ministry of Finance and Planning in collaboration with the Planning Institute of Jamaica completed the amendments to the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act to strengthen the legislative framework for the PFM reform specifically the PIMS. The legislation was Gazette in April 2014.

Through support from the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project (supported by a World Bank Loan of US$35mn) in fiscal year 2015/16 the Ministry of Finance continued the implementation of the reform and has achieved major milestones in the development of the PIMS. These milestones include:

Establishment of the PIMS Secretariat (PIMSEC) - the Secretariat is housed in the Planning Institute of Jamaica, however, it is an agency of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. It is the central point of entry of all projects to be included in the PSIP. The PIMSEC is the key technical body for public investment planning and implementation and provides technical advice to the Cabinet through the Committee">PIMS Committee on investments that are to be included in the PSIP. The PIMS Secretariat directly supports the work of the Committee">PIMS Committee which makes the final decisions on the composition of the PSIP. The Secretariat is fully equipped and is 80% staffed. Up to December 2016, the Secretariat reviewed over 80 investment projects with an approximated total value of US$700mn. These include major investments in transportation, infrastructure enhancement, social protection and governance.

Within the fiscal year 2017/2018 the PIMSEC plans to begin the mid-term assessments of key projects within the PSIP to ascertain their viability for continued support and to better advise the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of remedial actions that may be necessary so as to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the investment in attaining its mandate.

Hosting of Committee">PIMS Committee Meeting - The Committee is chaired by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service and supports the review of all public investments. The Committee was reconstituted in Fiscal Year 2016/17 and now has membership from the Ministers of MICAF, Health, and MEGJC Under the amended FAA Act, all Pubic Investments must be reviewed by the Committee">PIMS Committee.

Development of PIMS Guidelines - After consultations that were completed in FY 2014/15 and 2015/16 the Cabinet has approved the guidelines for the Public Investment Management System. The guidelines, as defined by the amended FAA (2014), establishes some common parameters for the governance framework of the PIMS, and sets out the processes and procedures used by the GOJ to approve and manage Public Investments in Jamaica at all stages of the investment life cycle.

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The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen public resource management and support selected public sector institutions in facilitating a more enabling environment for private sector growth.

COMPONENTS Component I. : Strengthening the Public Investment Management System (PIMS) Component II. : Strengthening the Budget Preparation Process and Results Based

Budgeting (RBB) Component III. : Adaptive Public Sector Approaches to Promote Fiscal Sustainability Component IV. : Strengthening Property Tax Compliance and Administration. Component V. : Fostering Industrial Growth and Trade Facilitation Component VI. : Project Management


The objective of this component is for the PSIP to incorporate public investment projects with estimated five-year operating and maintenance costs fully linked to long term development goals and medium-term priority areas.

This component will support the GOJ reform efforts through the following activities: (i) migration of the current web-based database to a robust platform to manage all information about public investment across the project cycle and linked to the budgeting and financial systems of the country (expected to be compiled into IFMIS); (ii) design and implementation of a public investment management training program for public sector; (iii) reviewing legislation and carrying out dissemination activities to integrate the PIMS with the administrative systems (including procurement and human resources); (iv) strengthening monitoring through Citizens Participation; (v) designing a fund for the funding of pre-investment financial and economic analysis and post-investment evaluations of the Borrower’s public investments; and (vi) provision of technical assistance for the implementation of the Public Financial Management Action Plan.


The executing agency for the project is the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) and Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is established within the MOFP to implement the project. 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 Public Expenditure Division in MOFP and the Jamaica">Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). The Tax Administration of Jamaica reporting to MOFP and possibly together with inter-alia but not limited to National Land Agency (NLA) which reports to Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change as well as the local

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The PIEF is a tool to assist the Government of Jamaica in the implementation of the Public Investment Management System (PIMS). More specifically, the fund will facilitate and provide resources for the implementation of technical assistance activities for the design, monitoring and evaluation of PIM Projects. These are projects that have been identified as having the capacity to deliver sound investments in quality infrastructure and public services. The fund will also assist in establishing a structure where limited public resources are allocated in the most efficient and effective manner.

The fund will provide support to Ministries, Department, Agencies (MDAs) and Public Bodies in the development of sound project concepts using evidenced based approaches as well as the formulation of business cases/project proposals for the support of projects that are to be considered for inclusion in the Public Sector Investment Programme

The PIEF will also support the work of the PIM Secretariat (PIMSEC), the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the Finance">Ministry of Finance in monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the PSIP. This is to identify performance issues in active projects and provide information on possible remedial actions to strengthen the efficacy of PSIP.

The fund will support ex-post evaluations as a means of ensuring that lessons learned in the design and implementation of existing projects will benefit future developments.

The Minister of Finance through the Public Investment Management Committee has overall responsibility for PIEF and will provide policy advice and direction on the implementation actions that are to be supported by the Fund, however, the PIMSEC, as the Secretariat to the PIMC, will be responsible for the day to day management and administration.


The specific goal of the PIEF is to support the outcomes of Public Investment Management System in Jamaica through better designed and rationalised projects, and ultimately, an efficient and effective Public Sector Investment Programme. This will be achieved through the following objectives:

1. To provide technical assistance and other support for the evidenced based design and development of strategic projects

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9464 Jamaica+Business+Taxation+Reform">Jamaica Business Taxation Reform (JAMTAX) (GOJ , IFC) 39,365.0 7,536.0 31,829.0 Revised requirement: (i) GOJ 464.0 (ii) IFC (8,000.0)

Reduction 25 Use of Goods and Services 7,536.0

9478 Public Sector Transformation - Support the Ministry of Finance and Planning Transformation Programme (GOJ, IADB, UNDP) 24,051.0 6,812.0 30,863.0 Additional requirement

(i) GOJ (2,900.0) (ii) IADB 11,212.0

Additional 21 Compensation of Employees 3,812.0 25 Use of Goods and Services 3,000.0


9379 Implementation of the Electronic Government Procurement in Jamaica (GOJ , IADB) 51,000.0 11,300.0 62,300.0 Additional requirement

(i) GOJ 1,300.0 (ii) IADB 10,000.0

Additional 25 Use of Goods and Services 1,300.0 32 Capital Goods 10,000.0





9364 Development of National Policy and Plan of Action on International Migration and Development (GOJ, UNDP) 25,000.0 3,500.0 21,500.0 Revised requirement:

(i) UNDP 3,500.0

Reduction 21 Compensation of Employees 3,500.0

Initial estimated cost being revised from: (i) Local Component: GOJ 1,962.0 (ii) External Component:

UNDP Grant 31,382.0 33,344.0

Amended to read: (i) Local Component: GOJ 74,327.0 (ii) External Component:

UNDP Grant 30,243.0 IOM Grant 61,760.0


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