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World Bank group executive directors to visit Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:16 PM

Eleven members of the World Bank Group board of executive directors will pay a two-day visit to Jamaica from tomorrow, September 14 to Saturday, September 16.

The delegation, representing 98 member countries from the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, will discuss Jamaica’s development priorities, emerging opportunities and challenges.

They will also examine the World Bank’s engagement in support of the country’s efforts to reduce poverty and enhance prosperity, according to a release from the Jamaica Information Service.

During the visit, the executives will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Finance and the Public Service Minister, Audley Shaw and other members of the Cabinet; as well as representatives from the private sector, civil society and women entrepreneurs.

They will also experience, first-hand, some of the work being implemented under World Bank-supported projects on the island.

The group is also expected to meet with farmers’ groups and visit greenhouses to see results accomplished under the Rural Economic Development Initiative project.