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Since 2007 the Jamaica Country Office has been increasing its programme delivery from a total of US$2.7m to US$4.4m in 2009. The increase over the years can be attributed to increased staff capacity, better utilization of available resources and programme management. However, for the past two years the programme delivery declined from US$3.8m in 2010 to US$ 2.5m in 2011. The declines in 2011 and 2012 are the result of the operational closure of projects. The delivery constraints which affected year 2011 continued in year 2012.
Table 1 below provides data on the Jamaica Country Office performance during the 5 year period 2008 - 2012. Available Programme resources is consistently above the US$5m mark for the 5 year period. In 2012 the total available resources were US$6.3m compared with US$5.7m in 2011. Budget levels were set at a lower level of US$3.5m in 2011 when compared with US$4m in 2012 recognizing the delivery constraints for the 2011 budget year. The provisional figure for year 2012 delivery is US$2.3m or 56% of budget.
The largest source of funding over the review period 2008 - 2012 is from the category Trust Funds and Thematic Trust Funds as shown in Table 2 below. The Global Environment Fund (GEF) is the largest contributor with US$0.9m in 2012 compared with US$0.8m in 2011. Governments and Third Parties continue to be a significant contributor to funding with over US$2.4m being made available in year 2011 increasing to US$4.1m in 2012. Significant contributions in 2012 were from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) US$1.394m and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) US$0.327m. The carryover of funds from prior periods and accounts receivable contributed to the available balance in the category of Governments and Third Parties.
Expenditure Distribution by Programme Area
The 2012 delivery is distributed across the three areas of programme intervention as follows, with Poverty Reduction & MDG Achievement (39%), Democratic Governance (26%) and Environment & Sustainable Development (25%). Undefined represented 10%. The expenditure trend in 2012 by focus area is similar to that recorded in 2011 where Poverty Reduction & MDG Achievement was responsible for the major share of expenditure.