ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Jamaica
A Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Jamaica, (including industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones) has been completed by the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme. The assessment provides a profile of the sector, including its current contribution to GDP, jobs and the country's social support systems. The report explores the market potential of the sector in Jamaica and also provides recommendations for strengthening the Legal and Policy Framework, Institutional & Technical Operating Context, Environmental, Health & Safety, among other areas. Fifty four quarries extracting Development Minerals were visited and assessed for the Baseline, or 45% of operating quarries in 2017. The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a 3-year, €13.1 million capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals. The program is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP.