Recent Publications

Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) 2021-2024

The MTF serves as the central tenet of the implementation framework of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the main vehicle for advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To date, the MTF has included a package of prioritized national strategies and sector strategies, and the most critical/catalytic actions that operationalize the sector strategies. Since 2009, Jamaica has produced and implemented four (4) successive 3-year MTFs without disruption across four (4) political administrations led by the two (2) major political parties – MTFs 2009-2012, 2012-2015, 2015-2018, 2018-2021. These MTFs covered the fiscal years 2009/10 to fiscal year 2020/21. Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) 2021-2024 is the first MTF in the post COVID-19 era. Based on lessons learned, the contents of MTF 2021-2024 represent improvements in strategic planning, representation of policy imperatives, and results-based management (RBM).

The Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) 2021-2024 is presented with two additional documents:

  • A summary of the full/main document that presents a quick synopsis of the national and sector outcomes and actions being pursued in advancing the four National Goals and 15 National Outcomes, and
  • The “How to Guide: How to Use MTF 2021-2024” that provides readers with a description of key tenets of the MTF, how the MTF works, the target audience and how users can apply the MTF in their work.  

Click here for access to MTF 2021-2024, its summary document and the “How to Guide: How to Use MTF 2021-2024”.




Report on “Parish Talk 2019”

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), implemented the Project “Advancing the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Vision 2030 Jamaica” over March 2019 – June 2021. The Vision 2030 Jamaica “Parish Talk 2019” was supported under the project as part of advancing the localization of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the SDGs.

“Parish Talk” is part of a toolkit to strengthen the localization of Vision 2030 Jamaica and the SDGs through building stakeholder capacity to align local development planning and their everyday actions with Vision 2030 Jamaica and the SDGs. This takes into consideration the policy imperatives of the portfolio ministry, the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development (MLGRD), and the Municipal Corporations (MCs).

Parish Talk is also intended to promote increased ownership of the national and global goals. These objectives will be advanced through engaging a range of stakeholders across Jamaica in knowledge and information sharing and capacity building initiatives. The scope of Parish Talk is island wide and includes visits to all parishes to facilitate local-level engagement with groups/organizations and persons residing and/or otherwise operating in the parishes.

See link below to access the Report on “Parish Talk 2019”:

Parish Talk Report 2019-Final – April 11, 2022