Jamaica Hailed For Strides In Attaining Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hailing the strides made by the Jamaican Government towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, by extension, the National Development Plan, Vision 2030.
UNDP Programme Specialist, Richard Kelly, cited steps taken to reduce poverty levels as well as unemployment.
"Our poverty rate in Jamaica is (trending) downward. There are still issues in rural areas, but, overall, our poverty rate is going down. In 2016, it dipped. Our unemployment rate has (also) dipped drastically to the point where we are saying that this is the best we are seeing it over the past decade," he said.