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October 7, 2015

To address threats and strains on growth and stability, Jamaica must become a more cohesive and inclusive country. Social cohesion is a driving force for political change and a mechanism that consolidates democratic values into social institutions, thereby strengthening government, public, and private sectors while building confidence among citizenry in their country’s ability to thrive. It is well known that functional, effective institutions both determine and result in social cohesion, which impacts the economic wellbeing of a society. In the 2010 Index of Social Cohesion, Jamaica ranked 56th, behind Cuba and El Salvador.

May 19, 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $330 million (US$3 million) in grant assistance to support targeted community activities under phase two of its Community Empowerment and Transformation Project (COMET II).
May 16, 2014

"Pass the rake nuh please?" said Winston Bowen, one of the participants of the USAID/Productivity Empowerment Project (PEP), a two-year program designed to create a community owned and operated agro-enterprise in Trench Town, Jamaica.

March 31, 2014

Project Title: 
Community-based Micro-enterprise Development

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 42 Months

Local Initiative Facility for the Environment (LIFE)


Last updated: October 07, 2015

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