Planning Institute of Jamaica

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About Planning Institute of Jamaica

As the foremost planning agency of the government, the PIOJ’s functions include:

  • Initiating and coordinating the development of policies, plan and programmes for the economic, financial, social, cultural and physical development of Jamaica
  • Advising the Government on major issues relating to economic, environmental and social policy
  • Undertaking research on national development issues
  • Providing technical and research support to the Cabinet
  • Collecting, compiling, analysing and monitoring social status and economic performance data
  • Managing external cooperation agreements and programmes
  • Collaborating with external funding agencies in the identification and implementation of development projects

The Institute also has responsibility to:

  • Interpret decisions on economic and social policy and integrate them into the national development programme
  • Prepare economic models for the guidance of policymakers, investors and other planners.
  • Assess existing and projected social, economic and human resources and formulate plans for the most effective use of such resources
  • Coordinate national, regional and sectoral development planning to facilitate the consistent and efficient implementation of projects and programmes
  • Determine the economic, financial and technical feasibility of new development projects, and coordinate the implementation of ongoing projects
  • Be instrumental in conceptualizing investment projects for national development
  • Maintain a national socio-economic library
  • Prepare and disseminate socio-economic data and analysis through its publications
  • Prepare population projections
  • Undertake consultant activities for local and foreign Government entities