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Prime Minister, Andrew Holness (second right), laughs at a joke made by Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley (right) at the official launch of the GOV.JM web portal at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston. Others (from left) are Chairman of the eGov Jamaica Limited Board, Dr Lloyd Waller; and Principal Director of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division in the Cabinet Office Wayne Robertson.

GOVERNMENT on Wednesday launched its E-Portal, an online gateway to all government information and services. The portal — GOV.JM — is expected to be the central place to perform online transactions with the government, find

Principal Director of the Public Sector Modernisation Programmme, Office of the Cabinet, Wayne Robertson.

A Development Applications Review Process (DARP) Public Portal 11 has been created to improve the process of application for environmental and construction permits. It is part of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) system

Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division Director General, Veniece Pottinger-Scott.

Amidst complaints about less-than-desirable public-service delivery, the Government of Jamaica is pushing ahead to achieve world-class customer service through the more than 200 public-sector institutions islandwide. This is consistent with one of the Vision 2030

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The Jamaica Import/ Export Inspection Centre (JIEIC) has reduced turnaround time for the inspection of commercial goods coming into the country from an average of twenty-four (24) hours to an average of four hours. The

The Ministry of Local Government, with the support of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), and the Office of the Cabinet, has completed installation of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) system in

The Cabinet Office, through the PMEB. leads the Whole-of-Government planning and reporting functions. The Whole-of-Government (WoG) approach involves a broad-based, comprehensive establishment of monitoring and evaluation across government. The WoG Business Plan sets out the broad functional and fiscal goals of the Government over a three-year horizon and explains how Government intends to achieve greater coordination in policy development, programme and project implementation, governance and service delivery across the public sector. The Plan reflects the strategic direction of government, its medium-term strategic priorities, WoG outcomes and their key performance indicators.

The WoG Business Plan is supported by a monitoring and evaluation framework. The framework includes information from Ministry quarterly reports; the biannual Whole-of-Government Progress Report and the annual Whole-of-Government Performance Report. The reports detail the implementation status, performance assessments of key policies, programmes and projects that support the strategic priorities of Government as well as, recommendations for improving performance.

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The Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Community of Practice (PPME CoP) is aimed at bringing together practitioners and academics in a discussion forum with the objective of facilitating healthy discussions on issues relevant to the community. The discussions are geared towards developing capacities and addressing challenges in the policy development process and to the effective planning, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects in the context of the Jamaican Public Sector.

 

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