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November, 2009
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The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) recently concluded by the European Union and CARIFORUM (the countries of CARICOM plus the Dominical Republic) replaces the Lomé arrangements and will govern trade between the two regions going forward. Using a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, this exercise traces the economic impact of the tariff reductions on European Union imports into the Caribbean and consequently on the economies in the region.

November, 2009
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Given the scarcity of fiscal revenue in the country, the resources needed to improve the education system will have to be generated, not through new cash, but through re-allocation. This brief examines the current tertiary funding model and presents funding alternatives.

 

November, 2009
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This paper provides an overview of the existing education system in Jamaica and an analysis on the use of education report cards and value-added assessments for increasing accountability in the education system

November, 2007
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The island’s economic dependence on the natural environment means Jamaica’s development relies on the country’s capacity to cope with natural disasters.

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