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Legal Framework


UNDP began operations in Jamaica in January 1976 with the signing of the UNDP/Government of Jamaica Standard Basic Assistance Agreement. Development assistance is guided by two interconnected programme frameworks that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

A Country programme, developed every five years in consultation with government and civil society partners, supports national development priorities and serves as the framework for cooperation between government and the UNDP.   

Partnering with the United Nations System in Jamaica, UNDP also adopts the delivering as one mechanism on joint programmes guided by the United Nations Multi Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for the Caribbean.


Standard Basic Assistance Agreement - Jamaica, 1976


UN Multi country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for the Caribbean


UNDP Country Programme, 2022 - 2026