Jamaica : Ninth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

September 24, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses Jamaica’s Ninth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). Macroeconomic indicators are improving, but growth remains sluggish. Growth has been revised down to 1.4 percent for FY2015/16 as drought continues to impede agricultural growth for a second year in a row. The program is on track. All the quantitative PCs were met, and structural reforms are broadly on schedule. The transition of the retail repo contracts to a trust-based framework has been completed. Based on continued strong program implementation and the authorities’ policy commitments, the IMF staff recommends completion of the ninth review.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/270

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 24, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513518367/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JAMEA2015003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

80

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