United Nations Common Country Analysis of Jamaica (2022)
01 February 2023
Jamaica, as with all countries across the globe, has endured a turbulent two years. Since the Common Country Analysis in 2020, the country has endured a global health and economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic followed by a strong inflationary period, most recently compounded by the instability in global food and fuel markets from the war in Ukraine. While Jamaica is firmly on its path to recovery, its pre-existing multi-dimensional vulnerabilities, have meant that progress has not been evenly spread.
In December 2020, the United Nations (UN) published its comprehensive Common Country Analysis (CCA) for Jamaica. The CCA is designed to reflect the UNs evidence-based, integrated, forward-looking analysis of the context for sustainable development in Jamaica, in view of achieving the 2030 Agenda and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also forms the evidence base for the UN programmatic support through the 2022 to 2026 Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (MSDCF).