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Jamaica

  • Member Since 2016
  • Action Plan 1

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Current Action Plan

2021-2023

Action Plan 1

  • Number of Commitments: 7
  • Policy Area Focus: Not specified

Jamaica’s first action plan includes promising commitments to modernize the existing access-to-information legal framework, strengthen civic participation in environmental matters, and enhance the implementation of polices specific to Jamaica’s youth. Among other things, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) recommends expanding use of public consultations and fostering ratification of the Escazu agreement.

Jamaica’s 2021–2023 Action Plan is its first within the Open Government Partnership (OGP). It consists of 7 commitments that have the potential to modernize the existing legal framework and mechanisms for access to information (Commitments 2 and 3), strengthen civic participation and access to information concerning environmental matters (Commitment 5), and enhance the implementation of policies aimed at the youth (Commitment 7). The action plan is aligned with Jamaica’s 2030 strategic development plan and the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. It addresses several strategic areas that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the country’s civil society organizations (CSOs) and stakeholders have jointly identified as priorities. Citizens’ input was also considered, with nearly 700 participants voting online. (More)


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Point of Contact

Lorris Jarret Deputy Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance lorris.jarrett@mof.gov.jm

Commitments


Resources

  1. Jamaica Action Plan Review 2021-2023

    2022, IRM Report, Web page

  2. 2022 OGP Youth Toolkit

    2022, Guidance Document, Web page

  3. Jamaica Action Plan Review 2021-2023 – For Public Comment

    2022, Report Comments, Web page

  4. Jamaica – Letter Regarding Status (February 2022)

    2022, Letter, Web page

  5. Jamaica Action Plan 2021-2023

    2022, Action Plan, Web page

  6. Jamaica – Letter from Steering Committee Regarding Resolution (March 2020)

    2020, Letter, Web page

  7. Jamaica – Revised OGP Status Resolution Endorsed (February 2020)

    2020, Web page

  8. Jamaica – OGP Letter to Government Regarding Potential Inactive Status (November 2019)

    2019, Letter, Web page

  9. Jamaica – Notification of Late Action Plan (Procedural Review) – January 2019

    2019, Letter, Web page

  10. Jamaica – Cohort Shift Letter – January 2018

    2018, Letter, Web page

  11. OGP Letter – Jamaica – December 2017

    2017, Letter, Web page

  12. Jamaica Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page


OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
No data
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
No data
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

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