Jamaica Continues to Make Strong Economic Progress, Economy Poised to Generate Continued Growth- IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Jamaica continues to make strong economic progress, with the country’s economy poised to generate continued growth.
According to the Lead Economist at the organisation, Dr. Henry Mooney, the significant strides made by the Government over the last few years have ensured macroeconomic stability and fiscal sustainability, and facilitated economic expansion. He said most would agree with him that Jamaica is now in a position to do things it hasn’t been able to do for the last two or three decades.
The very significant efforts of the Government over the last few years caused macroeconomic stabilisation, investment in the right areas and re-establishing market access.
As can be seen, he said the prospects are improving dramatically… and that’s a very good sign for everyone in this country.
Dr. Mooney indicated that Jamaica’s economic future is one of optimism, and urged players in the business process outsourcing sector and other private-sector entities to take a more proactive approach to aid in accelerating economic growth.
He pointed out that what Jamaica needs in order to move much more quickly forward in terms of poverty reduction and growth is to bend the slope of that line up, and one of the best ways to do that is for sectors like the Business Process Industry, tertiary sectors and services to become more active and reproductive.
Dr. Mooney praised the Government for maintaining the fiscal stance that continues to generate steady improvements in Jamaica’s economy, noting that Jamaica’s debt burden is projected to make further rapid decline, providing more capital for private-sector investment.
He was speaking last week at the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) ‘President’s Forum’ at the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records in Montego Bay, St. James.