Reports

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Coming to Terms: The Social Cost of Unequal Access to Safe Abortions
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The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Jamaican Children
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Following the Money: Transparency and Oversight in the Government Budget Process in Jamaica
Researchers:
Reyna Samuels , Monique Graham
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Who am I? The People Dem NIDS
Researchers:
Monique Graham
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The Economic and Societal Costs of Sexuality Based Discrimination in Jamaica

Any country which wants to maximize the productivity of its workforce, and to harness the full potential of its people towards economic growth and development, must proactively reduce or eliminate discrimination against groups of people who are excluded from full participation as a result of that discrimination.

In Jamaica, where discrimination against LGBT people is rife and amply…

Researchers:
Saramaria Virri
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Closed for Business: Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship in Jamaica
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Mikiela Gonzales
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Guns Out: The Splintering of Jamaica’s Gangs
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Joanna Callen
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Zero Murders: Searching for Lessons from Two Decades of Anti-Violence Interventions in August Town
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Diana Thorburn, Joanna Callen, Laura Koch, Janet Beasse
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Scamming, Gangs, and Violence in Montego Bay
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Diana Thorburn, Joanna Callen, Herbert Gayle, Laura Koch
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Beyond PET Bottles and Plastic Bags: Fixing Jamaica’s Environmental Regulatory Framework

Despite many public statements at the highest level assuring commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, the Jamaican government has failed to operationalize these promises. Deforestation, soil erosion, degradation of coastal ecosystems, over-fishing, poor air quality, poorly managed parks and protected areas, pollution of harbours, rivers, streams and aquifers, unplanned and…

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CAPRI
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From Force to Service: Reforming the Jamaican Police
Researchers:
Prof. Anthony Harriott, Tarik Weeks, Julian Brooks
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In Search of the Most Efficient Tax for Jamaica

A country’s ability to mobilize revenue through taxation (i.e. to have an effective tax system) is synonymous with its capacity to achieve sustainable growth and development. Through taxes, the state receives the funding necessary to perform its functions and duties effectively. As such, the first and often the main objective of a tax system is to generate sufficient revenue to finance public…

Researchers:
Shanike Smart