Blog Launch – Welcome to “Vision 2030 Jamaica and Beyond”
Welcome to “Vision 2030 Jamaica and Beyond”
Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat
Welcome to the Vision 2030 Jamaica Blog titled “Vision 2030 Jamaica and Beyond”. The Blog is being launched in the 14th year of the implementation of the 21-year Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan (NDP) and will cover the period up to 2030. For the global community, 2020–2030 has been promoted as “The Decade of Action” to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jamaica is committed to fulfilling its commitment to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Vision 2030 Jamaica and accelerate the achievement of the global goals.
The Blog will be updated on an on-going basis and include news stories, updates and reports on development performance and progress. It will also contain short essays and articles, including perspectives and research on key national and global issues affecting development planning and Jamaica’s capacity to achieve its national development goals and the global SDGs.
The development context is now more fluid and unpredictable than ever since the launch of Vision 2030 Jamaica in 2009. The international community is preoccupied with global governance and peace, and efforts to contain and mitigate the effects of “COVID-19” — the source of the first global pandemic in over a century. The journey in navigating and recovering from the pandemic, including mitigating risks to accelerate development and strengthen resilience to future shocks will form a core tenet of global development priorities over the decade to 2030.
This Blog chronicles key tenets of Jamaica’s journey in national development planning and the implementation of Vision 2030 Jamaica. What of the future of national development planning? The evidence suggests that national development planning will survive as there are tools and systems to respond to risks and unforeseen events, such as a global pandemic. COVID-19 pandemic has not diminished but instead elevated the need for evidence-based policy-driven strategic national and global development planning, and coordination and partnerships in the implementation of development plans.
The Jamaican nation-state has shown tremendous resourcefulness and resilience in its short history. It has proven itself to be a formidable force in the development arena—having a national development plan and plan implementation process that is considered a global good practice, at a minimum. Jamaica maintained the implementation of Vision 2030 Jamaica throughout the worst impacts of the 2008 global financial crisis and will continue Plan implementation throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic and beyond.
We invite you to join us on this journey as we chronicle with you and collaboratively advance national development planning in Jamaica and the achievement of the 2030 national and global goals.