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  • Government officials often don’t consider the needs of the people, especially from ethnic and rural populations.

  • A precarious social and humanitarian program design and implementation.

  • A low budget that doesn’t meet the requirements of national and Government plans.

  • The high costs of the State operation and high levels public debt that prevent allocating more resources to social programs.

  • A precarious welfare targeting system and high levels of politicization of social assistance programs.

  • A high level of corruption due to inadequate monitoring, evaluation and control of social assistance programs.

  • Lack of easy access to public information on programs, budgets, and audit reports.




  • The basic services provided by the State to citizens will continue to be of poor quality and will not reach all of those in need resulting in an increase in inequality. According to the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index in Belize, inequity and poverty currently reaches 35.7%.

  • Government and auditing institution mistrust will increase among citizens.

  • Social violence and anti-Government protests will increase.

  • Citizens will not be able to exert their rights.

  • There will be a significant loss of ethical values, as citizens will look for any means to access state services, even if illegally.

  • Citizens will lose interest in participating in public affairs and working towards solving common problems.

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