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.
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.
Strengthening cultural and educational development by building skills and capacity and by creating new opportunities and connections with the UK
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
Drafting of a Benchbook that will be the point of reference for judges preparing legal directions for summing up, and that will assist in steering the Judicial Training Strategy for the Jamaican judiciary
To ensure that all Jamaicans are made aware of Jamaica's obligations as a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and assist the Children's Advocate in ensuring that Jamaica fully implements its international commitments on child rights and protection
To increase transparency and good governance in Jamaica, by modernising the Revenue Protection Division ('RPD') and enhancing their capacity to tackle corruption by investigating cases of fraud against the revenue
to contribute to the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, helping to ensure their equality before the law, and securing their participation in political and public affairs according to international standards
Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Jamaica
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Jamaica which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, and utilise their new skills and abilities to contribute to the development of their home countries.