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Twenty government entities with responsibility for import and export are expected to be onboarded to the platform Jamaica Electronic Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT). JSWIFT is a one-stop-shop facility designed to provide fully automated services

Director General, Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation, Office of the Cabinet, Veniece Pottinger Scott, says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be seen as an avenue for the public sector to retool and become more efficient

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

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Twenty government entities with responsibility for import and export are expected to be onboarded to the platform Jamaica Electronic Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT). JSWIFT is a one-stop-shop facility designed to provide fully automated services

Director General, Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation, Office of the Cabinet, Veniece Pottinger Scott, says the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be seen as an avenue for the public sector to retool and become more efficient

The Government’s Records and Information Management (RIM) programme is to be rolled out in 25 additional ministries, department and agencies (MDAs), which will comprise the third cohort under the engagement. This was announced by Minister

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.

Community of Practice

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.

 

Link to the Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Community of Practice:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ppmecommunity/

 

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