Address: 16 Oxford Road, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 960-9339 ext 5016
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The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) was established in 1955 as the Central Planning Unit (CPU) with the mandate to provide the Government with research and data information for the development process. The CPU became the National Planning Agency in 1974. The functions, however, remained the same. In 1984 the Agency became a statutory body and its name was changed to the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm;Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  1. Initiating and coordinating the development of plans, programmes and policies for the economic, financial social, cultural and physical development of Jamaica;

  2. Undertaking research on national development issues;

  3. Providing technical support to Cabinet;

  4. Undertaking consultant activities for Government entities;

  5. Managing external cooperation agreements and programmes;

  6. Interfacing with funding agencies; and

  7. Maintaining a national socio-economic library

Director General
Planning Institute Of Jamaica (PIOJ)
Government of Jamaica