Jamaica Global Services Sector - Moving Firms Up the Global Value Chain (IADB-JA-T1162)

Countries
  • Jamaica
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Feb 11, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Government of Jamaica
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 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)
$ 0.48 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 26, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank, the objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to support economic growth and employment in the Global Services Sector (GSS). This will be accomplished through: (i) the development of strategies and roadmaps for adaptation to the digital economy and the provision of higher value-added services, e.g. KPO and ITO; (ii) the preparation of promotional and marketing tools to increase the attractiveness of the sector to foreign and local participants; and (iii) to provide knowledge and outreach activities to stakeholders in the GSS, particularly women.

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Contact Information

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