A report by the World Economic Forum, WEF, says Jamaica’s Parliament is one of the more ineffective law making bodies among 143 countries worldwide.
The WEF Global Information Technology Report 2015 rates countries on a scale of 1 to 7 with one being “not effective at all” and seven representing “extremely effective”
The report gave Jamaica’s Parliament a rating of 3-point-4 out of 7 for its effectiveness as a law making body.
The World Economic Forum says the score represents the weighted average from an opinion survey done in 2013 and 2014.
The report comes as Jamaica’s Parliament is currently involved in significant legislative work largely the result of requirements under the country’s programme with the International Monetary Fund.
More generally, the Parliament has been criticised for being slow and in need of reforms to make it a modern law-making institution