The National Competitiveness Council and the Caribbean Growth Forum Join Forces to Improve the Business Climate in Jamaica
by Juan Pedro Schmid
In spite of its beauty, strategic location and creative population, Jamaica is lagging competitor countries in the ease of doing business climate. The IDB’s Caribbean Econ Team recently published a policy brief that provides more information.
On February 20, 2014, the Government of Jamaica is hosting NCC Business Environment Reform Roundtable. During this event, the NCC Secretariat will present the key reforms for the period 2014-2016 as well as its priorities for 2014. The Secretariat will also give an overview of the Doing Business Report Methodology.
At the same event, the Jamaica Chapter of the CGF will hold its first accountability workshop. The Accountability Workshop is a major part of the transparency of the CGF, as the Jamaica Chapter Secretariat reports on implementation progress on three action plans using the CGF dashboard.
Given the similarity in goals, the event will also discuss the alignment of the CGF to the work of the NCC.