To deliver targeted interventions aimed at improving safety, security and prosperity to 400,000 people in 50 of the most violent communities in Jamaica, over a five year period (2014-2019). The interventions will: (1) increase economic and employment opportunities; (2) improve access to community justice services and alternative dispute resolution methods; (3) strengthen non-violent conflict resolution skills amongst individuals and groups within communities; and (4) improve the Government of Jamaica’s capacity to deliver essential services to vulnerable communities.
To strengthen the anti-corruption framework of Jamaica and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), by building the capacity of select institutions to improve accountability and transparency. The project will deliver targeted interventions over a five year period 2015-2020. The interventions will: (1) strengthen the capacity of the Major and Organised Crime Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), to combat corruption and organised crime; (2) provide support to the Financial Investigations Division(FID) to recover assets acquired by corruption or organised crime; (3) provide support to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to hold public officials accountable for their abuse of power; (4) provide support to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) for the establishment of an Integrity Commission, to fight corruption and strengthen accountability and (5) provide support to the Caribbean’s Regional Security System (RSS) to recover assets acquired illegally.
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, providing them with skills and positive pathways for their future lives and through projects which promote the development of arts and culture.
To improve the capacity of the Department of Corrections in Jamaica; To reduce recidivism of young offenders; To support the reintegration of criminals from the correctional system back into Jamaican society, including referrals of those at risk of re-offending into relevant programmes
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Jamaica which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
Assistance in line with UK objectives on diplomatic activity in Jamaica which helps deliver FCO priority outcomes linked to strengthening peace, security and governance, building resilience to external stresses, and/or promoting global prosperity
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Supporting Human Rights, Democracy and the Rules based International System in Jamaica which helps build prosperous and democratic countries, tackles the drivers of instability and insecurity, and addresses global challenges