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Jamaica Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Jamaica

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This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Jamaica and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Jamaica and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Jamaica.

News and Highlights


Jamaica and the IMF--an overview of the way forward

Presentation by Bert van Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica; September 9, 2015 click for more

On Petrocaribe, Public Wages, and Potholes

The Gleaner: Op-Ed by Bert Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica; August 30, 2015 click for more

Jamaica's IMF score good at half-time

The Gleaner: Interview By Bert van Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica; May 19, 2015 click for more

"Jamaica on the right track"

Letter to The Gleaner by Bert Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica. May 1, 2015. click for more

Shaping Up for Global Opportunities: Jamaica’s Growth Strategy

Presentation by Alejandro Werner, Director, IMF Western Hemisphere Department, at the Jamaica Investment Forum 2015; Montego Bay, Jamaica, March 10, 2015 click for more

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Jamaica and The IMF

Structural Reform and Growth : What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean

April 7, 2016
Author/Editor: Kevin Greenidge ; Meredith A. McIntyre ; Hanlei Yun
Series: Working Paper No. 16/82
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Caribbean Energy : Macro-Related Challenges

March 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Arnold McIntyre ; Ahmed El-Ashram ; Marcio Ronci ; Julien Reynaud ; Natasha Xingyuan Che ; Ke Wang ; Sebastian Acevedo Mejia ; Mark Scott Lutz
Series: Working Paper No. 16/53
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Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Team Visiting Jamaica

March 4, 2016

Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF

March 3, 2016

Jamaica: Tenth 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

December 17, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/343 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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The economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean remains very challenging. Regional growth is projected to decline for a fifth consecutive year in 2015, dipping below 1 percent. Weakness is concentrated among South America's commodity exporters, where falling global commodity prices have compounded country-specific challenges. Meanwhile, growth is projected to be steady or stronger for most of the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, supported by lower oil bills for importers and robust economic recovery in the United States. The analysis in this report examines core challenges facing the region: the impact of lower commodity prices on fiscal and external positions, the drivers of the slowdown in investment, and the role of economic diversification for longer-term growth prospects. Click for more