IDB Helps Upgrade Jamaica Education Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank will provide a total of USD45 million to support various improvements in Jamaica’s education sector. The assistance includes a USD30 million policy loan and USD15 million to build two new secondary schools and upgrade information technology systems used by the education ministry. The loan will support a variety of initatives, including curriculum reform, teacher training, and the decentralization of the education ministry.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.