Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Financial Services Commission (FSC) (IADB-JA-T1101)

  • Jamaica
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 6, 2016
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Financial Services Commission
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.27 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.37 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 27, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 7, 2016

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Project Description
The FSC is embarking on a broader program geared to facilitate policy shifts to mitigate reputational risks; improve its business processes, including updating its ICT infrastructure and its research and statistical tools, increase financial literacy and sophistication; putting strategies in place to facilitate staff training and retention as well as promoting improvements in the regulatory environment through the modernization of legislation. The polices and legislative changes are supported by the Policy Based Loan “Financial System Reform Support Program” (JA-L1058) and this technical assistance is intended to support the institutional and operational changes required under the enhanced legislative framework, in order that FSC fulfills its mandate. Specifically, this TC will support (i) supervisory frameworks to the Securities Act; and (ii) retail repo regulations and Insurance (Amendment) Act. 4. The TC will also support the FSC’s effort in educating the financial sector and general public on the enhanced supervisory measures proposed under the Policy Based Loan, such as improving operational and technological capacity to conduct risk based supervision across the insurance, securities and pensions sectors.
Investment Description
This funding is for technical cooperation.

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