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CAPRI Launch New Research on the Country’s Welfare Programmes and the Effects on Those Most Vulnerable

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) on Thursday (March 18), through a web forum, presented findings from an in-depth analysis of Jamaica’s socio-financial construct and welfare programmes and provide a critical assessment of the various components of an effective social safety net that can benefit those most vulnerable within the population. Ramification from the current COVID-19 virus has seen an average 49% loss of income among the poorer Jamaican households.

Assessment of Intervention Programmes Targeting Unattached Youth

The research seeks to do an inventory of the many projects and programmes targeting unattached youth in Jamaica over the past 20 years, to track their trajectories with a view to establishing the categories and types of interventions that were conducted, to better understand why they have not been successful and/or were not sustained, and to offer recommendations for more effective and sustainable programmes aimed at rehabilitating unattached youth in Jamaica. 

CAPRI Launches Report on a NIDS for Jamaica

A new study by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) with the support of the Inter-American Bank (IDB) explores the implications of a national identification system for Jamaica and provides evidence to support the need for a universal national identification card, with an analysis on its potential economic value.

The think tank released the findings of its research at its first online web forum on October 27, 2020.

September, 2021
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Education plays a critical role in national development, at individual and societal levels. The disruption wrought by the pandemic ought to be reviewed, analysed, and understood so as to provide evidence-informed policy solutions to the resulting complex, critical problems that Jamaica faces. This report provides an evidence- informed account of what has happened to education, and to children, in the wave of the pandemic-induced school closures and the shift to remote teaching and learning. It does not seek to evaluate the education sector beyond what pertains directly to this unforeseen, singular, unpredictable, fluid event, the COVID-19 pandemic.