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Treatment Plant (WTP) in Content, St. Catherine. The finalisation of the WPA and the requisite approvals will be sought by the NWC.

b. Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

A preferred bidder has been identified for the Schools Solar Project. The private investor is to undertake the financing, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic generation systems and energy efficiency retrofits in 30 select secondary schools as part of a pilot project. It is expected that negotiations will be concluded during the 2019/20 financial year to facilitate commencement of the project during FY 2020/21.

c. Jamaica Ship Registry

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is to develop the Jamaica Ship Registry (JSR) and its related activities. Cabinet gave approval for the MAJ to proceed to the transaction phase for the management, operation and promotion of the JSR by way of a restricted bidding tender methodology. The transaction phase is expected to commence by the second quarter of the 2020/21 financial year.

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amendments to the FAA and PBMA Acts in March 2014, have put in place the institutional changes required to ensure fiscal responsibility in the development and implementation of PPP projects. PPPs In progress

The following PPP transactions are currently in progress:

a. Rio Cobre Water Treatment Plant The National Water Commission (NWC) is pursuing the development of a 25 year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 15 million gallons per day (mgd) Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Content, St. Catherine. The finalisation of the WPA and the requisite approvals will be sought by the NWC.

b. Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

Cabinet approved the final terms of the Energy Savings Contract with the preferred bidder and financial closure for the project is anticipated by the second quarter of financial year 2021/22. The private investor is to undertake the financing, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic generation systems and energy efficiency retrofits in 30 select secondary schools as part of a pilot project. The installation of the panels is expected to commence as soon as financial closure is achieved.

c. Jamaica+Ship+Registry+%0AThe+Maritime+Authority">Jamaica Ship Registry The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is

to develop the Jamaica Ship Registry (JSR)

and its related activities. Cabinet gave

approval for the MAJ to proceed to the

transaction phase for the management,

operation and promotion of the JSR by way of

a restricted bidding tender methodology. The

transaction phase is expected to be launched

before the end of the 2021/22 FY.

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Appendix 2: Situation Analysis Profile of Poverty The prevalence, depth, and severity of poverty declined since the 1990s but reversed upward since 2008, and are consistent across geographical areas, sex, age groups, and disability status. Poverty (food and non-food consumption) declined from the highest rate of 44.6 per cent in 1991 to the lowest rate of 9.9per cent in 2007, and steadily increased thereafter to 19.9 per cent in 2012. Food poverty also declined from 22.7 per cent in 1991 to 2.9 per cent in 2007 then increased since 2008 and doubled the 2007 rate in 2010 and 2012 (6.3 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively) (Appendix 3).The JSLC 2012 states, that in addition to the poor, 4.2 per cent of the population were vulnerable to poverty that is, consuming within 10.0 per cent above the poverty line in 2012 (PIOJ, 2012, 2.9). Rural poverty rates are consistently higher than the national poverty rate, while the KMA and Other Towns have consistently remained lower than the national poverty rates (Figure 3). Some 61.0 per cent to 74.0 per cent of the poor were located in Rural Areas for most years since 1990 (Appendix 4). Food poverty rates in Rural Areas were two or three times the rates in the KMA and Other Towns and was consistently higher than national rates. (Appendix 3).In 2012, poverty rates were 19.7 per cent of the KMA; 21.3 per cent of Rural Areas and to 16.6 per cent of residents in Other Towns. The heterogeneity of the poor is also evident beyond geographical differences. While only slightly higher proportions of males than females were poor, slightly greater proportions of female headed households compared to those headed by males were poor. The prevalence of poverty for households is usually 2.3 per cent to 9.9 per cent lower than individuals. The proportion of children in poverty is consistently higher than working age adults and the elderly. Persons with disabilities were also more likely to be poor than persons without disabilities. Prevalence of Poverty by Parish Data on the prevalence of poverty by parish are only available for the years 1992, 1998, 2002, 2008, and 2012. All parishes recorded reductions in poverty levels from 1992 to 2008. The data however, reveal some structural consistency of poverty. The more urbanized parishes of Kingston, Andrew">St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James consistently recorded the lowest prevalence of poverty from 1992 to 2008. Conversely, the rural parishes of St. Mary, Portland, Trelawney and St. Elizabeth consistently feature among the parishes with the highest prevalence of poverty (Table 1). For the year 2012, the majority of parishes showed increased poverty prevalence relative to 2008, except St. Mary, Trelawney, Hanover and St. Elizabeth. Nine parishes had poverty rates exceeding the national average. Poverty rates for 2012 doubled the 2008 rates in Kingston (28.6 per cent), Andrew">St. Andrew (17.7per cent), and St. Thomas (32.5 per cent); and more than tripled in St. Catherine (24.0 per cent). The prevalence of poverty for that year was lowest in St. Mary (9.4 per cent), Hanover (10.8 per cent), and St. James (11.1 per cent).

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vulnerable students either from fear of discrimination and stigmatization or from lack of knowledge of the facility (Powell, Francis & Mundy-Parkes, 2012). Poor Relief: The Poor Relief programme was established to alleviate poverty and destitution and provides non-institutional as well as institutional care for adults and children. In non- institutional care, or Outdoor Poor Relief, clients may be on the registered roll as ward of the state, or they may be destitute persons receiving temporary assistance only. In institutional care, or Indoor Poor Relief, clients are wards of the state and receive total care in infirmaries or golden age homes. The Poor Relief Department also provides temporary assistance to all members of the society who require assistance at particular periods of time. According to the Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica, the outdoor aspect of the poor relief programme served 12 088 beneficiaries in 2014, 6 237 of which were females and 438 under the age of 20 years. The elderly has the largest percentage (52.9 per cent) of beneficiaries. Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and James had the highest number of beneficiaries in 2014, 5 510, 1 407 and 1 262 respectively. A total of $76.6 million was spent on this aspect of the programme. The indoor programme served 1462 persons, 861 of which were males. Majority, (69.7 per cent) were elderly. Expenditure on the indoor poor aspect of the programme amounted to $296.2 million dollars. (PIOJ, 2014, 25.31-25.32) PRP III: The purpose of the Poverty Reduction Programme III is to contribute to the implementation of the Community Renewal Programme (CRP) and aims to contribute to inclusive growth and equitable development by promoting economic well-being and enhanced quality of life for residents of volatile communities. The four components to which it contributes are physical transformation, governance, socio-economic development and youth development. Approximately JMD$155M was disbursed under the PRP III in 2014. Eight sub-projects were executed through the PRP III across volatile urban communities in the parishes of St. James, St. Catherine, Kingston & St. Andrew and Clarendon targeting 595 beneficiaries. School improvement projects accounted for majority, (75 per cent), of funding disbursed in 2014. PRP IV: The purpose of the Poverty Reduction Programme IV (PRP IV) is to contribute to inclusive growth and equitable development by promoting economic well-being and enhanced quality of life for residents of volatile communities in the parishes of Kingston, Clarendon, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, and St. James. It contains five result areas: improved quality and access to basic socio-economic infrastructure and services, increased capacity of communities to demand for, plan, implement and manage local development projects, increased income generation and employment opportunities, reduced deviant behaviour through work with socially and economically marginalized youth and improved coordination, monitoring and evaluation capacity of the Secretariat of the Community Renewal Programme. PRP IV is implemented at a total value of $13.08 million.

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Treatment Plant (WTP) in Content, St. Catherine. The finalisation of the WPA and the requisite approvals will be sought by the NWC.

b. Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

A preferred bidder has been identified for the Schools Solar Project. The private investor is to undertake the financing, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic generation systems and energy efficiency retrofits in 30 select secondary schools as part of a pilot project. It is expected that negotiations will be concluded during the 2019/20 financial year to facilitate commencement of the project during FY 2020/21.

c. Jamaica Ship Registry

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is to develop the Jamaica Ship Registry (JSR) and its related activities. Cabinet gave approval for the MAJ to proceed to the transaction phase for the management, operation and promotion of the JSR by way of a restricted bidding tender methodology. The transaction phase is expected to commence by the second quarter of the 2020/21 financial year.

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