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Citizens proposals

Recommendations

 

  1. Carefully read each section and provide honest and thoughtful responses. Your opinions are valuable and will contribute to decision making processes.
     

  2. Based on the three alternatives, write down your own concise ideas on how to better guarantee that Government funds in Belize are well invested.

OPTION 1

 

Promote citizen participation in Government affairs including public oversight of Government management.

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Active citizen participation in determining investment needs and priorities would allow the Government to better inform itself on the demands and needs of the people. This will also allow citizens to be informed of the scope and criteria used to target program beneficiaries and how these programs work. If citizens participate and know how programs are designed, funded, and executed to meet their health, education, and security needs, they could hold the Government accountable.

How long do you think it will take for your proposal to be implemented?

OPTION 2

Promote Government transparency and accountability
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This would require that social programs and policies include objective evaluations that would improve planning and effectively impact those in greater in need. Additionally, if the Government regularly reports on their investment decision making, citizens would better understand why money is often not enough and the difficulties Government agencies face when reaching out to those who need public assistance the most.

How long do you think it will take for your proposal to be implemented?

OPTION 3

Strengthen the Office of the Auditor General of Belize
to ensure control of Government funds and State assets

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The best way to guarantee proper management and effective allocation of Government resources is by strengthening the institutional control and oversight duties of the Office of the Auditor General as well as the enactment of its independence. The outcome of audits assists the National Assembly in holding the Government accountable for the appropriate allocation of resources destined to meet the needs of Belizeans.

How long do you think it will take for your proposal to be implemented?
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