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The Social Development Commission (SDC) is the principal community development agency working with Jamaica’s 775 communities. Positioned in the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development, the SDC continues to execute its legal mandate to inter alia, “promote and control schemes for, and to do any act or thing which may directly or indirectly serve the advancement of – sport, social, cultural & economic development – for the people of Jamaica and workers in particular”(S7/1965).

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Strengthening the Participatory Governance Framework Programme

Community Research and Development Planning Programme

Local Economic Development Support Programme

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