Jamaica Rural Economic Development Initiative-Second Phase (WB-P166279)

  • Jamaica
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
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Government of Jamaica
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 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)
$ 42.00 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 @ WB website

Disclosed by Bank May 28, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank, the proposed project will build on the achievements of REDI on further improving market access to rural enterprises. The enhancements are expected to: (a) expand tested approaches to improve the environment for fostering rural growth, including by addressing policy issues; (b) further exploitation of the tourism and agriculture linkages;  (c) increased access to new technologies to improve productivity and adoption of climate smart technologies in agriculture; and (d) improved basic infrastructure and agro-logistics for enhanced market access by rural producers and services providers, incorporating critical climate-resilient infrastructure specifications and methodologies to increase sustainability. In doing so, project design will be informed by the significant climate change risks to project outcomes identified in the Climate Change Risk Screening (e.g. including drought, erratic rainfall, extreme climate events). Analysis and design of core project activities undertaken during project preparation will include gender-sensitive analysis, with the aim of including specific mechanisms to ensure participation of and benefits for women and youth.

The project expects to support around 160 Rural Enterprises, defined as legally constituted agribusinesses, small farmers’ associations or cooperatives formed by micro and small farmers, engaged in supplying agro-based products and services, and tourism producers and services providers, from across all parishes in the country that meet the eligibility criteria.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
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