A Special Place, A Strong People

This story map highlights the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site, Jamaica’s first and the Caribbean’s only mixed heritage site. The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site spans four of Jamaica’s fourteen parishes and protects some 41,000 hectares of natural forest. The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and also Jamaica’s sole indigenous group – the Maroons.

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Government of Jamaica/Adaptation Fund Programme

The GOJ Adaptation Fund story map highlights the work of the programme since its implementation in 2013. The programme is significantly helping to build the country’s resilience to climate change. Take a look at the accomplishments of the programme since its implementation

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Poverty Maps

1991 Poverty Map

This map shows poverty status of selected communities based on the 1991 Population and Housing Census and the 1992 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions. For more information of the methodology used to calculate poverty in this map, please see the PIOJ publication Poverty Mapping: A Report on the Spatial Representation of Deprivation in Jamaica.

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Poverty Prevalence by Community 2001/2002

This map shows poverty prevalence in Jamaica based on the 2001 Population and Housing Census and the 2002 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions. For more information on the method used to calculate poverty prevalence in Jamaica, please see the PIOJ publication – Mapping Poverty Indicators: Consumption and Basic Needs in Jamaica, 2001/2002.

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Unsatisfied Basic Needs 2001/2002

This map shows poverty in Jamaica based on an unsatisfied basic needs (UBN) approach. The UBN was calculated using data from the 2001 Population and Housing Census and responses from community focus group sessions on selected variables. For more information on how the method was used to calculate poverty in Jamaica, please see the PIOJ publication Mapping Poverty Indicators: Consumption and Basic Needs in Jamaica, 2001/2002.

 

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Poverty Prevalence by Community, 2011/2012

This map shows poverty prevalence by community based on the results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census and the 2012 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions. For more details on the poverty mapping exercise see report: Mapping Poverty Indicators: Consumption Based Poverty in Jamaica.

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Percentage of the Population Living in Food Poverty, 2011/2012

This map shows the percentage of the population living in food poverty based on the 2011 Population and Housing Census and the 2012 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions. For more information see report: Mapping Poverty Indicators: Consumption Based Poverty in Jamaica.

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