Address: World Bank Jamaica, Resident Mission Office, Courtleigh Corporate Center, 6 St. Lucia Avenue, Third Floor, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 960-0459
Fax: (876) 960-0463
Web Site: http://www.worldbank.org/jm
The World Bank's goal is to reduce poverty and to improve the living standards of the people in low and middle-income countries. The World Bank is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge to support governments of member countries in their efforts to invest in schools and health centers, provide water and electricity,fight disease and protect the environment.
The World Bank finances and supports a project at the request of the Government. An appraisal of the project's feasibility and loan terms is followed by negotiations, Board review,and signing. The loan only becomes effective after it has been ratifiedby the government.