The Development Bank of Jamaica Limited (DBJ) is a wholly owned Government institution and its only shareholder is the Accountant-General.
The Bank is a result of the merger of two national development entities, the Agricultural Credit Bank Limited and the National Development Bank, on April 1, 2000. The National Investment Bank of Jamaica Limited was further amalgamated into the DBJ in 2006.
While the DBJ provides funding and technical assistance to large projects, it has expanded and improved its assistance to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) which are widely recognised as the engine of economic growth and development, especially in small economies.
The Bank’s Mission is to provide ‘opportunities to all Jamaicans to improve their quality of life through development financing, capacity building, public-private partnership and privatisation solutions in keeping with Government policy’.