Jam Data is an electronic database of indicators that tracks Jamaica’s progress through the monitoring of special programmes and projects under the Data4Development Initiative. It is unique as it is the only database that houses the full suite of Vision 2030 Jamaica indicators, together with specially selected sets of Indicators for Education, Child Protection, and Motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. Indicators covering students’ performance in CSEC examination, children in conflict with the law, and the number of fatal accidents are included. Its data are wholly Jamaican and primarily from the social and economic sectors, with others from the environment sector. Jam Data provides the user with a single point of contact to retrieve programme or project data on Jamaica and allow for those data to be presented using visualization objects.
Users of Jam Data can create charts and maps directly from the platform, thus giving it a distinct advantage over other local and international sources. The system facilitates the sharing of data using a variety of social media platforms. Indicators are logically organized by sector in the database; however, Education and Child Protection, and Motor vehicle accidents and fatalities indicators, for ease of access, are also housed under the Themes, “Child “Education”, “Protection” and “Motor vehicle accidents and fatalities”, respectively.
Jam Data indicators can only be accessed via Mobile Devices at this time, and therefore users and stakeholders are encouraged to download and install the Jam Data mobile application from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for Android and Apple devices, respectively.
All three databases can be accessed at following URLs:
Planning Institute of Jamaica
16 Oxford Road, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 960-9339