The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

Jamaica  
Rank: 82 · Score: 39.8  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 3.0   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 14.2   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 4,807.2   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -8.6   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 82 45, 47, 48, 43, 43 39.8
1 Economic Activity 108 16, 17, 18, 19, 17 56.5
2 Depth of Capital Market 80 49, 52, 50, 44, 45 26.2
3 Taxation 59 31, 29, 73, 66, 66 95.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 54 78, 75, 75, 74, 71 67.5
5 Human and Social Environment 58 67, 66, 68, 66, 67 31.4
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 89 32, 27, 31, 29, 36 37.6


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Jamaica  
Latin America
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Envorinment
Entrepreneurial Culture
and Deal Opportunites
Peru 74.8 61.8 94.7 60.8 23.4 43.6
Argentina 75.2 45.3 95.7 53.3 27.5 50.6
Panama 70.4 31.6 75.6 62.1 24.8 36.3
Jamaica 56.5 26.2 95.4 67.5 31.4 37.6
Uruguay 66.0 12.1 95.3 66.5 31.0 49.9
Ecuador 72.2 11.5 91.2 44.7 23.3 36.9
Bolivia 68.0 13.9 55.5 23.3 17.6 32.3
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021