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Policy Tracker

Policy Tracker

This tool enables you to follow the progress of our policy recommendations. For each of our recent studies, you can see below how far we have come in advocating for the changes suggested by the research, as well as find out about the steps from production of the research to impact on policy.

PROJECTS

STAGE 1

Inception

STAGE 2

Dissemination

STAGE 3

Deliberation

STAGE 4

Implementation

STAGE 5

Impact

2019

CAPRI Explores a National Identification System for Jamaica

From the 1970s, discussions surrounding the implementation of a National Identification System (NIDS) begun. Since then, there have been numerous efforts to pass legislation and curate the required .....

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2019

CAPRI Investigates the Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

Obstacles to women’s entrepreneurship is a problem that is not peculiar to Jamaica; it hinders development on an international scale. Jamaica is deemed to be having the highest proportion of women .....

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2019

2020

CAPRI Assesses Intervention Programmes Targeting Unattached Youth

CAPRI’s in depth research on crime and security, has reinforced the conclusion that diverting  young  unattached  males  from  crime  and  violence  is  .....

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2020

CAPRI Investigates the Quality of Care for Children in State Care

CAPRI’s  undertaking  of  the  UNICEF  Situation  Analysis  of  Children  in  Jamaica  in 2018  brought  home  to  us  .....

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CAPRI Hosts Public Forum on Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

CAPRI’s public forum, Closed for Business: Barriers to Women's Entrepreneurship, was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the UWI Mona Visitors Lodge. Mrs. Ethnie Miller Simpson, President, .....

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2020

CAPRI Attends International Budget Partnership Dissemination Workshop in Nairobi

The Internation Budget Partnership (IBP) hosted a dissemination workshop, in Nairobi Kenya, in February 2020, to help member states draft a dissemination plan for the 2019 open budget survey (OBS). .....

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2018

CAPRI Explores The Economic Value of Urban Public Spaces

Public spaces are important to successful communities and cities. Well-functioning public spaces facilitate the growth and accumulation of social capital, and promote the well-being of citizens.These .....

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CAPRI Hosts Public Forum on Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

CAPRI’s public forum, Closed for Business: Barriers to Women's Entrepreneurship, was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the UWI Mona Visitors Lodge. Mrs. Ethnie Miller Simpson, President, .....

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2019

CAPRI Discusses Findings of Working Paper on the Economic Value of Urban Public Spaces with Stakeholders

In some cities, public space has been an important driver of tourism, small business development, and has enhanced the value of surrounding property. However, in Jamaica, much attention is not given .....

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2018

CAPRI Explores the Economic and Societal Costs of of Sexuality Based Discrimination in JA

For a country to maximise the productivity of its workforce and the full potential of its people for economic growth and development, it must work towards reducing or eliminating discrimination against .....

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2019

CAPRI Discusses Findings of Working Paper on the Economic Value of Urban Public Spaces with Stakeholders

In some cities, public space has been an important driver of tourism, small business development, and has enhanced the value of surrounding property. However, in Jamaica, much attention is not given .....

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2019

CAPRI Conducts Study on Jamaican Gangs

Jamaica’s violence problem is not new. Since the mid 1970’s the island’s per capita murder rate has steadily increased, by an average of 4.4 percent per year, from 19.8 per 100,000 .....

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2020

CAPRI Launches Study on Jamaican Gangs

CAPRI launched its study, Guns Out: The Splintering of Jamaica’s Gangs, at a public forum on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. CAPRI invited Major General Antony Anderson .....

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2020

CAPRI Hosts Review Meeting with Key Stakeholders for its Research on Gangs in Jamaica

CAPRI in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) held a review meeting with key stakeholders for its research on Gangs in Jamaica. This research falls under the .....

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2017

CAPRI Examines the Year of Zero Murders in August Town

The community of August Town has been plagued by decades of extraordinarily high degrees of violence. With the exception being 2016, the “year of zero murders”. The catalyst of this drastic .....

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2019

CAPRI Launches Study on Zero Murders: Searching for Lessons from Two Decades of Anti-Violence Interventions in August Town

Over the past two decades, a plethora of state and non-state actors, in a desire for peace, have initiated several violence-reduction/ intervention programmes in August Town. So when, in 2016, the violence-plagued .....

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2019

CAPRI Hosts Review Meeting with Key Stakeholders for its Research on the Year of Zero Murders in August Town

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) brought together representatives from DFID, Inspector Michael Trail from the .....

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2018

CAPRI Explores Scamming, Gangs and Violence in Montego Bay

Lottery scamming as lucrative as it may seem, comes with the peril violence as any other illicit activity. In Montego Bay, murder and extreme violence are at crisis levels. The city is also the birthplace .....

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2019

CAPRI Launches Study on Scamming, Gangs and Violence in Montego Bay

Montego Bay is the birthplace and centre of the lottery scamming industry and its offshoots, an industry that generates millions of U.S. dollars a year, and is thought to be connected to the high murder .....

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2019

CAPRI Hosts Review Meeting with Key Stakeholders for its Research on Scamming, Gangs and Violence in Montego Bay

On May 29, 2019, CAPRI in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) held a review meeting for its research on scamming, gangs and violence in Montego Bay. Representatives .....

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2018

CAPRI Investigates Jamaica's Environmental Regulatory Framework

Quality of life is dependent on our environment. The environment’s protection is imperative, but the Jamaican government has failed to operationalize its promises of assuring commitment to environmental .....

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2018

CAPRI Presented Its Findings On Jamaica’s Environmental Regulatory Framework

CAPRI presented the findings on Beyond PET bottles and plastic bags – Fixing Jamaica’s environmental regulatory framework at a public forum on November 28, 2018 at the Terra Nova All-Suite .....

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2019

CAPRI Meets with Government Officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Diana Thorburn and Communications Manager, Ms. Tracy Mamoun met with officials from the Ministry of Economic .....

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2018

CAPRI Investigates the Most Efficient Tax for Jamaica

An economy requires ideally a large middle class to have a sufficient base for potentially raising revenue. Through taxation revenue a country is enabled to perform its functions and duties effectively .....

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2018

CAPRI Meets with Government Officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Diana Thorburn and Communications Manager, Ms. Tracy Mamoun met with officials from the Ministry of Economic .....

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2018

CAPRI explores A Study on the JCF's Reform

If Jamaica is to significantly lower the rates of homicide and other violent crimes, and weaken the power of criminal networks in the society, a renewed attempt at a thorough transformation of the Jamaica .....

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2018

CAPRI Meets with Government Officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Diana Thorburn and Communications Manager, Ms. Tracy Mamoun met with officials from the Ministry of Economic .....

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2018

CAPRI Explores the Power of Open Government Data

We are in the midst of a global thrust towards the liberalization of data, with governments allowing greater access to, and use of, data by citizens.CAPRI in partnership with USAID-NIA, with Ms. .....

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2018

CAPRI Meets with Government Officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Diana Thorburn and Communications Manager, Ms. Tracy Mamoun met with officials from the Ministry of Economic .....

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2018

CAPRI Explores Solutions for PET (Plastic Bottles) Waste Management

Inexpensive, light, durable and versatile, plastic bottles have become a part of everyday life. They have also come to be one of the biggest sources of pollution of our time: one million plastic bottles .....

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2018

CAPRI Launches A Study on the Economic Assessment of a Deposit Refund System (DRS) for PET (Plastic) Bottles

CAPRI launched its study on an economic assessment of a Deposit Refund System (DRS) - a solution for PET bottles in Jamaica, at a public forum on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Terra Nova Hotel. Mr. .....

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2019

CAPRI Meets with Industry Experts to Share Recommendations for A Deposit Refund Scheme (DRS) for Plastic Bottles

CAPRI’s Executive Director, Dr Damien King, Director of Sustainability – Dr. Suzanne Shaw, and Researcher – Ms. Desiree Phillips met with industry experts on August 28, 2018 and shared .....

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2017

CAPRI Seeks to Explore and Better Understand the CARE Economy in Jamaica

Caring for children, the elderly, and sick relatives, as well as household chores, is largely undertaken by women without monetary compensation nor notional economic value ascribed. As a consequence, .....

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2017

CAPRI Launches A Study on Low Labour Productivity And Unpaid Care Work

CAPRI presented the findings of its study on unpaid care work at a public forum on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington Building. Representatives from the Ministry .....

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2018

CAPRI Meets with Minister Williams, Key Stakeholders to Discuss Care Economy Recommendations

While Jamaica is no stranger to the core concepts of the care economy, it has not met its commitments to a host of international agreements that pledge to address the care economy, including and perhaps .....

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2013

CAPRI Explores Anti-Corruption Innovations

A high perception of corruption in Jamaica exists, both locally and internationally as the country consistently performs poorly on global corruption indices, with other governance indicators citing .....

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2013

CAPRI Launches Anti-Corruption Innovations Study

CAPRI launched its anti-corruption innovations study at a public forum on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Spanish Court Hotel’s Worthington property. The think tank brought together Colonel Desmond .....

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2018

CAPRI Meets With PSTMU To Discuss CFMP For Jamaica

The Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Unit (PSTMU) is an arm within the Office of the Cabinet that is geared towards creating a more capable and effective public sector by removing bureaucratic .....

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