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  • Government has earmarked $20.9 million for institutional strengthening within the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.
  • The initiative, implemented in January 2008, seeks to strengthen the PIOJ's capacity for long-term sustainable development planning and policy formulation, as well as, monitor Jamaica's positioning for developed country status by 2030.
  • Anticipated targets for 2009/10 include the production of a national development plan and a Vision 2030 Jamaica Information Booklet, and, the training of PIOJ staff in project management and evaluation.

Government has earmarked $20.9 million for institutional strengthening within the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.

The initiative, implemented in January 2008, seeks to strengthen the PIOJ’s capacity for long-term sustainable development planning and policy formulation, as well as, monitor Jamaica’s positioning for developed country status by 2030.

Anticipated targets for 2009/10 include the production of a national development plan and a Vision 2030 Jamaica Information Booklet, and, the training of PIOJ staff in project management and evaluation.

Up to January 2009, consultants were engaged to design a model to monitor the medium-term framework within the national development plan and to upgrade the PIOJ’s website so as to accommodate the national development plan.

The project is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Canadian International Development Agency and is scheduled for completion in February 2012.

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