Sustainable Transport and Renewable Energy-Powered Electromobility Support to Jamaica (IADB-JA-T1172)

  • 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 16, 2019
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Government of Jamaica
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  • Energy
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 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)
$ 0.56 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Nov 1, 2019

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Project Description

The general objective of this TC is to provide support to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) as it takes concrete steps to encourage early adoption of electric vehicles and promote renewable energy (RE) investments that reduce the cost of electricity and curtail carbon emissions in the transport sector. The specific objectives of this TC are to: (i) establish an Electromobility Strategic Framework for Jamaica , (ii) recommend a fiscal regime to support Electromobility, (iii) recommend appropriate standards, regulation and tariff structure for electric charging infrastructure infrastructure, (iv) provide inputs towards a National Emissions Policy, (v) provide recommendations for the electrification of public sector fleet , (vi) support training and communications, (vii) support Electromobility coordination with other donors and the private sector, and (viii) support international and regional dialogue and visibility of Jamaica's efforts on Electromobility and other energy and climate change initiatives

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Japan Special Fund

Contact Information


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