The Inter-American Development Bank is lending
to help Colombia strengthen its justice system. The money will fund a program that aims to strengthen the rule of law in the country through timely, effective and efficient delivery of judicial services. This project will support procedural and organization reforms and the conduct of judicial management training for judges and other judicial officers.
The bank is also providing USD21 million to Jamaica for a similar project. The loan will finance the country's efforts to increase public security through improvements of its police and justice systems. These efforts target teenage Jamaicans who are increasingly becoming involved in crimes.