Jamaica’s Preparedness for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
Jamaica’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 reinforced the country’s commitment to the goals of its Vision 2030 National Development Plan (NDP) developed in 2009, which seeks to “make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business”. An assessment of Jamaica’s national planning documents, using the Rapid Integrated Assessment methodology developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), shows that Vision 2030 Jamaica – NDP, the Medium-Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) and sectoral policies are 91.3 per cent aligned with the SDGs.
We conducted a performance audit to determine the extent to which the actions implemented by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) are adequate to support preparedness for the achievement of the SDGs.The audit sought to assess whether the institutional, monitoring and reporting frameworks for theimplementation of the SDGs were established. The findings from this audit will provide a baseline for evaluating GOJ’s progress in implementing the SDGs and assessing the achievement of the sustainable development goals, and will inform upcoming audit assignments.