The following was achieved between February 2011 and March 2016:

  • The establishment of a CRP Secretariat at the PIOJ in February 2011 to oversee the implementation of the programme.
  • The identification, selection and phasing of 100 targeted communities which provided the basis for mapping of interventions at the community level and the development of programmatic gap analyses.
  • Completion of community profile assessments in eight CRP communities.
  • Establishment of partnerships with key agencies such as the Social Development Commission (SDC), Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Ministry of National Security (MNS).
  • Signing of partnership agreements with multiple entities including with the SDC [1] to support community implementation activities.
  • Activities undertaken based on the CRP’s components included:  
    • Safety and Justice: Forging of partnership agreements with JCF, SDC and MNS to use community scorecards [2] to monitor policing activities (security and justice).
    • Governance: Facilitation of a sensitization session on the Political Code of Conduct for police officers assigned to the Political Ombudsman, SDC Parish Managers, the Clergy and Citizens’ Action for Free and Fair Election (CAFFE) leading up to the general elections in December 2011.
    • Social Transformation: In partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), a Community Health Baseline Data Framework was developed for 100 communities following a health needs analysis of targeted communities done through an online survey.
    • In partnership with the MOH, executed health promotion activity (health fairs) in targeted communities
    • Socio-Economic Development: Peckham Bamboo Project funded by the OAS (ongoing) 
  • An MOU was signed with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) in 2012 for the design and implementation of the TALE programme in Majesty Gardens.  Over 100 community entrepreneurs received capacity building training and support 
  • Implementation of the Majesty Gardens Pilot Project
  • Strategic Plan and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework developed with funding support from the European Union


The following was achieved between April 2016 and December 2020:

  • Community Renewal Index (CRI), Version 1.0, developed in collaboration with key experts and applied to 17 communities.
  • Community Readiness Assessment tool (survey) developed under regional partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), local agencies in Jamaica and three other Caribbean countries and The University of the West Indies (Mona). The survey has been included as a part of a Caribbean Community Engagement toolkit and is accessed via an app developed by The University of the West Indies (UWI).  
  • Participatory Action Plans developed for four (4) communities in St James, five (5) in Clarendon and four (4) in Kingston and St. Andrew.
  • Funding secured for partial implementation of activities to support the interventions in St James (FHI 360: $39M) and Clarendon.
  • Agency support for the SDC Inter-agency Networks (IANs) and joint-up initiatives including the IAN Youth Development Programme and health fairs. More than 30 government, non-government and private sector entities included.
  • Technical support for the development of policies under the Governance and Socio-Economic Development components.
  • M&E training workshops delivered to more than 25 participants from various MDAs and NGOs.  
  • Over $40M mobilized from various agencies to support the CRP framework
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) funded baseline study completed in 17 communities in Kingston and St. Andrew. 
  • Web-based Monitoring and Evaluation database developed and commissioned in 2020 with funding support from the European Union and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund. The development of an online Monitoring and Evaluation platform is in progress.

The Social Development Commission (SDC) was a major partner in the development and execution of the CRP’s pilot programme in Majesty Gardens. The SDC carried out the baseline survey for the CRP pilot communities. Additionally, the Agency has been the major supplier of community data used for the design and development of community-level interventions through the provision of community profiles and the execution of surveys to assist the process.