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AAJ .................................Airports Authority of Jamaica ACID..............................Anti-Crime Investigation Department ACP ................................African, Caribbean and Pacific States ACS ................................Association of Caribbean States AEROTEL ......................Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited AIDS...............................Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome BCI..................................Business Competitiveness Index BIS .................................Beneficiary Identification System BOJ .................................Bank of Jamaica BRIC...............................Brazil, Russia, India and China BSJ...................................Bureau of Standards Jamaica CAC ...............................Consumers Affair Commission CAP................................Community Access Points CARIBCAN..................Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement CARICOM....................Caribbean Community CARIFORUM ...............Caribbean Forum of ACP States CBET ............................Competency Based Education and Training CBO ...............................Community Based Organization CDA ...............................Child Development Agency CDC...............................Community Development Committee CDM ..............................Clean Development Mechanism CERE ..............................Centre for Excellence in Renewable Energy CIC.................................Construction Industry Council CITO ..............................Central Information Technology Office CMI.................................Caribbean Maritime Institute CMU...............................Crime Management Unit CNCD ...........................Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases CNG ..............................Compressed Natural Gas COSPROD ...................Correctional Services Production Company CPI..................................Corruption Perception Index CPI..................................Consumer Price Index CREAM..........................Clear, Relevant, Economical, Adequate, Monitorable CRNM ...........................Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery CSEC..............................Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate CSME .............................Caribbean Single Market and Economy CSO ..............................Civil Society Organization CSWP ............................Caribbean Research Statistical Work Programme CTO ...............................Caribbean Tourism Organization CVSS ..............................Council for Voluntary Social Services CXC...............................Caribbean Examinations Council DAC ...............................Development Area Committee “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business”

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DALY..............................Disability Adjusted Life Years DBJ .................................Development Bank of Jamaica DCS................................Department of Correctional Services DEVINFO .....................Development Information DFID ..............................Department for International Development (UK) ECC................................Early Childhood Commission ECE.................................Early Childhood Education EDC................................Economic Development Committee (Cabinet) EEZ .................................Exclusive Economic Zone EIA ..................................Energy Information Agency EIU..................................Economic Intelligence Unit E-Learning .....................Electronic Learning EPA .................................Economic Partnership Agreement EPI...................................Environmental Performance Index ESSJ.................................Economic and Social Survey Jamaica EU ...................................European Union EVI ..................................Environmental Vulnerability Index FAMPLAN.....................Jamaica Family Planning Association FAO ................................Food and Agriculture Organization FBO ................................Faith Based Organization FCJ ..................................Factories Corporation of Jamaica FDI..................................Foreign Direct Investment FINSAC..........................Financial Sector Adjustment Company FOSS ..............................Free Open-Source Software FSC .................................Financial Services Commission FTC ................................Fair Trading Commission GCF................................GC Foster College GCI.................................Global Competitiveness Index GCT ...............................General Consumption Tax GDP ...............................Gross Domestic Product GES.................................Government Employment Services GIS..................................Geographical Information Systems GMP/HACCP ...............Good Manufacturing Practices/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points GOJ ................................Government of Jamaica GSAT..............................Grade Six Achievement Test HDI.................................Human Development Index HEART Trust/NTA ......Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/National Training Agency HIV .................................Human Immunodeficiency Virus HRD ...............................Human Resources Development IBM .................................International Business Machines ICCPR............................International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ICESCR..........................International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ICL..................................International Computers Limited ICT .................................Information and Communications Technology

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ICT4D............................Information and Communications Technology for Development IDB .................................Inter-American Development Bank IDPs................................International Development Partners IEA ..................................International Energy Agency INSPORT.......................Institute of Sport IOJ...................................Institute of Jamaica IOSCO...........................International Organization of Securities Commissions IP .....................................Intellectual Property IPL...................................Independence Park Limited IPP...................................Independent Power Producers IPR ..................................International Property Rights ISCF................................Island Special Constabulary Force ISO ................................International Standards Organization IT.....................................Information Technology ITA ..................................Island Traffic Authority ITU .................................International Telecommunication Union IWRM ............................Integrated Water Resources Management JADEP ............................Jamaica Drugs for the Elderly Programme JAMSTATS .....................Jamaica Statistics JAMVAC ........................Jamaica Vacations JASPEV...........................Jamaica Social Policy Evaluation Project JBA..................................Jamaica Bankers Association JBI....................................Jamaica Bauxite Institute JBS...................................Jamaica Bureau of Standards JBDC ..............................Jamaica Business Development Corporation JBM .................................Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited JCAA ..............................Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority JCC.................................Jamaica Chamber of Commerce JCDC..............................Jamaica Cultural Development Commission JCF ..................................Jamaica Constabulary Force JCPD ..............................Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities JCTU ..............................Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions JDIC................................Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation JEA .................................Jamaica Exporters’ Association JEF ...................................Jamaica Employers’ Federation JFFL.................................Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning JHTA...............................Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association JIPO ................................Jamaica Intellectual Property Office JIS ....................................Jamaica Information Service JLI ....................................Jamaica Limestone Institute JMA.................................Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association Limited JNHT..............................Jamaica National Heritage Trust JPAT ................................Jamaica Protected Areas Trust JPC..................................Jamaica Productivity Centre JPSCo .............................Jamaica Public Service Company Limited JRC .................................Jamaica Railway Corporation JSE ...................................Jamaica Stock Exchange

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JSLC................................Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions JTA ..................................Jamaica Teachers’ Association JTAT................................Jamaica Trade and Adjustment Team JTB ..................................Jamaica Tourist Board JTI....................................Jamaica Trade and Invest JUTC ..............................Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited KMA ...............................Kingston Metropolitan Area KMR ...............................Kingston Metropolitan Region KRA................................Key Results Areas LA ...................................Local Authority LCEP ..............................Least Economic Cost Expansion Plan LFS ..................................Labour Force Survey LMIS................................Labour Market Information System LSDP ..............................Local Sustainable Development Planning LSDPF ............................Local Sustainable Development Planning Framework MAJ.................................Maritime Authority of Jamaica MDAs .............................Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDGs ............................Millennium Development Goals ME...................................Ministry of Energy MFAFT ...........................Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade MFPS ..............................Ministry of Finance and the Public Service MGD ..............................Mines and Geology Division MIND.............................Management Institute for National Development MIS..................................Management Information System MLSS...............................Ministry of Labour and Social Security MMT...............................Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications MNS ...............................Ministry of National Security MOA ..............................Ministry of Agriculture MOE...............................Ministry of Education MOHE............................Ministry of Health and Environment MICYS............................Ministry of Information, Culture,Youth and Sports MIIC ...............................Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce MOJ ................................Ministry of Justice MOU ..............................Memorandum of Understanding MPDD............................Mineral Policy and Development Division MSE.................................Micro and Small Enterprises MSME .............................Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises MTBE .............................Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether MTEF..............................Medium Term Expenditure Framework MTF ...............................Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework MTSEF............................Medium Term Sectoral Expenditure Framework MTW .............................Ministry of Transport and Works NBC ...............................National Broadcasting Commission NCR ...............................National Cash Register NCSI...............................National Coalition of Service Industries NCST.............................National Commission on Science & Technology NCTVET .......................National Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business”


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NDP ..............................National Development Plan NEPA..............................National Environment and Planning Agency NFPB ..............................National Family Planning Board NGO..............................Non-Governmental Organization NIC.................................National Irrigation Commission NIGold...........................National Insurance Gold Health Plan NIP ................................National Industrial Policy NIS ................................National Innovation System NIS..................................National Insurance Scheme NLA................................National Land Agency NMIA .............................Norman Manley International Airport NPC ...............................National Planning Council NQF ...............................National Qualification Framework NROCC ........................National Road Operating and Construction Company NSWMA........................National Solid Waste Management Authority NWA..............................National Works Agency NWC .............................National Water Commission OCG ..............................Office of the Contractor General ODPEM .........................Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management OPM...............................Office of the Prime Minister OUR...............................Office of Utilities Regulations PAB .................................Planning and Budgeting Network PAG ................................Plan Advisory Group PAHO ............................Pan American Health Organization PAJ ..................................Port Authority of Jamaica PATH..............................Programme of Advancement through Health and Education PBCJ ...............................Public Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica PCJ..................................Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica PDC................................Parish Development Committee PET .................................Polyethylene Terephthalate PETROJAM ...................Petrojam Limited PICA...............................Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency PIOJ ................................Planning Institute of Jamaica PPCC .............................Population Policy Coordinating Committee PSOJ ...............................Private Sector Organization of Jamaica PTA.................................Parent Teachers’ Association PWD ..............................Persons with Disabilities R&D................................Research and Development RADA.............................Rural Agricultural Development Authority RBM ..............................Results Based Management RBMS ............................Results Based Management System REER ..............................Real Effective Exchange Rate RHA ...............................Regional Health Authority RMF ................................Road Maintenance Fund RWSL .............................Rural Water Supply Limited S&T.................................Science and Technology SBAJ................................Small Business Association of Jamaica SDC................................Social Development Commission

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SEA .................................Strategic Environmental Assessment SIA ..................................Sangster International Airport SIDS................................Small Island Developing States SLB..................................Students’ Loan Bureau SLC ................................Survey of Living Conditions SMA................................Spectrum Management Authority SMART...........................Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound SRC ................................Scientific Research Council SSNRP............................Social Safety Net Reform Programme STATIN ..........................Statistical Institute of Jamaica STD ................................Sexually Transmitted Disease STI .................................Science, Technology and Innovation SWOT ..........................Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats T21 .................................Threshold 21 Jamaica TCC ...............................Tax Compliance Certificate TEF .................................Tourism Enhancement Fund TGCC/JTI......................Target Growth Competitiveness Committee/Jamaica Trade and Invest TPDCO .........................Tourism Product Development Company TRN ...............................Taxpayer Registration Number TWGs............................Thematic Working Groups UCJ.................................University Council of Jamaica UK ..................................United Kingdom UN..................................United Nations UNESCO ......................United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNFCC .........................United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFPA...........................United Nations Population Fund UNICEF .........................United Nations Children Fund UNSTAT ........................United Nations Statistics Division USA ................................United States of America UTECH..........................University of Technology UWI ...............................University of the West Indies VOIP...............................Voice over Internet Protocol VSC ................................Vital Statistics Commission WEF ...............................World Economic Forum WHO.............................World Health Organization WIPO.............................World Intellectual Property Organization WRA ..............................Water Resource Authority WSIS ..............................World Summit on the Information Society WTO ............................World Trade Organization YLD ................................Years Lived with Disability The Plan refers to the names of relevant Ministries and agencies as at the time of its preparation. The names or portfolio responsibilities of Ministries and agencies may, however, change over time.

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