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Assessment of Development Results - Jamaica

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This report presents an independent evaluation managed by the Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica in 2010. It assesses UNDP’s overall contribution to the development of the country over the most recent programming cycles, as well as the strategy and performance of UNDP-Jamaica during the last programme cycles and their action plans.

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Development challenges and national strategies

Jamaica is a small island developing state, with a land area of 10,991 square kilometres. It is located in the western Caribbean Sea, about 145 kilometres south of Cuba and 191 kilometres west of Hispaniola. The inland area is mountainous, and is surrounded by coastal plains. The climate is tropical, mainly hot and humid, but is more temperate in the highlands. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean hurricane belt and has been subject to significant damage and loss of life from a succession of hurricanes and tropical storms.

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