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March 3, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) established its Mission in Jamaica in 1962 and since that time USAID has been one of the largest bilateral donors to Jamaica, committing more than $2 billion (USD). Over the fifty-three years, USAID/Jamaica consistently developed programing in partnership with the Government of Jamaica (GOJ), the private sector, civil society as well as stakeholders and beneficiaries in order to ensure sustainable development outcomes. Areas of investment and collaboration include: market-oriented  nd governance policy reforms; diversifying the economy and promoting private sector growth; conservation of natural resources; improving agricultural development; reduce population growth; and, alleviate poverty.

October 7, 2014

U.S. Embassy Kingston is currently hosting a senior technical team from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), headquartered in Washington DC, for a week-long series of discussions on HIV/AIDS programs in Jamaica. With funding support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDs Relief (PEPFAR), the OGAC Team will examine the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and U.S. Government agencies represented at the Embassy, with the view to refocus and restructure HIV/AIDS program funding in the island and throughout the region.

September 11, 2014

The Social Enterprise Boost Initiative’s (SEBI) primary goal is to create an enabling business environment for social enterprises in Jamaica; and to assist them in transitioning their grant-funded operations into viable, profit-making businesses, which can support their social missions.

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