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July 21, 2021

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) priced a catastrophe bond that will provide the Government of Jamaica with financial protection of up to US $185 million against losses from named storms for three Atlantic tropical cyclone seasons ending in December 2023.

July 6, 2021

USAID continues to help build more resilient health systems critical to the response and recovery from this global pandemic. That includes the ability to ensure uninterrupted health care and functioning health institutions during crises -- and especially in the event of COVID waves that continue around the globe.

June 7, 2021

Recently, we chatted with 28-year-old Dainalyn Swaby, a climate communicator who started her communications journey with the USAID-supported activity Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (JaREEACH). From 2012 to 2019, JaREEACH worked to protect rural lives, livelihoods and ecosystems in targeted Jamaican communities affected by climate change through adaptation and resilience.

May 11, 2021

Recognizing the need to address the impact of the drought on Jamaica’s economic development, USAID collaborated with the Jamaican Meteorological Service (JMS) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) to produce a new seasonal drought-related forecast tool.

April 6, 2021

While living in State Care in 2018, Abigail received the opportunity to participate in a Transition to Work internship program funded by USAID through its Transitional Living Program for Children in State Care Activity (TLP-CSC).


Last updated: January 18, 2022

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