Education Campaign on the Public Investment Management System

Photo: Mark Bell Executive Director of the Public Investment Management Secretariat (PIMSEC) Douglas Levermore, speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank.

The Public Investment Management Secretariat (PIMSEC) is undertaking an education programme to sensitise public-sector employees about the procedures involved in utilising the Public Investment Management System (PIMS).

The major activity is a webinar, which began in July 2018 and will run for seven months.

Additionally, a website will be established to outline the steps to be taken in the processing of projects through the PIMS, and a YouTube page will also feature training sessions on the procedures and use of the system.

“There will be multiple opportunities and ample platforms for our stakeholders to interact with us and to continue to learn about the PIMS,” Executive Director of PIMSEC, Douglas Levermore, told JIS News.

Mr. Levermore said the PIMS is now the common framework for the proposal, appraisal, approval and management for all public investments in Jamaica, irrespective of the source of funding.

He explained that public investment projects are non-recurrent expenditures on goods, works and services carried out by any public entity within the specified public sector, to achieve development objectives.

“In the event that there are grant funds that are going to form the base of public investment projects, these will also be subject to scrutiny by PIMSEC,” he pointed out.

In the meantime, PIMSEC continues its scheduled workshops and training sessions with various ministries, departments and agencies. 

PIMSEC is the key technical body for public investment planning and implementation, and provides technical advice to Cabinet, through the PIMS committee, on investments that are to be included in the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP). 

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