Participatory Governance and Fiscal Policy Dialogue in the Caribbean

Participatory Governance and Fiscal Policy Dialogue in the Caribbean

Background:
The Participatory Governance & Fiscal Policy Dialogue Project in the Caribbean (PGFPC.) was conceptualized through the partnership between the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE) and the Centre for Concern (CfC).

The Project responds to the need for a more inclusive approach to public policy determination in the Caribbean and the information and capacity constraints that limit participation in fiscal policy in particular.

Recognizing that citizens have not made use of opportunities afforded to them to actively engage in policy making, especially fiscal policy, the Project focuses on information sharing and capacity building of civil society organizations (CSOs) around fiscal policy issues.


Background:
The Participatory Governance & Fiscal Policy Dialogue Project in the Caribbean (PGFPC.) was conceptualized through the partnership between the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE) and the Centre for Concern (CfC). The Project responds to the need for a more inclusive approach to public policy determination in the Caribbean and the information and capacity constraints that limit participation in fiscal policy in particular. Recognizing that citizens have not made use of opportunities afforded to them to actively engage in policy making, especially fiscal policy, the Project focuses on information sharing and capacity building of civil society organizations (CSOs) around fiscal policy issues.

Project Purpose:
This Project is primarily designed to improve participatory governance and promote the establishment of a platform for fiscal policy dialogue between citizens and their governments in selected CARICOM countries.

Project Purpose:
This Project is primarily designed to improve participatory governance and promote the establishment of a platform for fiscal policy dialogue between citizens and their governments in selected CARICOM countries.

Strategic Goals of the Project:
The Project contemplates the fulfillment of two strategic goals over its life span:

  • To enhance the engagement and interaction between CSOs, other key partners and government at the local and national levels on issues affecting fiscal policy.
  • To enhance the capacity of CSOs and other key partners, to engage with government in more effective fiscal policy dialogue.

Project Components:
The Project will have two (2) components, viz:

  • COMPONENT 1: – Sensitization, Education & Mobilization of CSOs & Other Key Partners: Cultivate an awareness and build a consciousness among CSO members, business interests and the public on a whole, of the civic responsibilities of citizens to engage and interact with their government as partners in their own right, through a process of fiscal policy dialogue.
  • COMPONENT 2: – Capacity building of CSOs & Other Key Partners: The Project will seek to augment the capacity of its partners to identify, learn and to dialogue with government on critical issues affecting fiscal policy.

Project Duration:
The duration of the life of the Project is for a period of three (3) years from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2017.

Project Location:
The Project’s coordination will be based in Jamaica, and implementation will be undertaken mainly in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and St. Lucia.

Executing Agency: Main Donor:
Institute of Law & Economics Commonwealth Foundation
Kingston, Jamaica. London, UK.

Contact Information
Dwayne Gutzmer
dgutzmer@ilejamaica.org.jm
ilejamaica1998@gmail.com
(876) 754-7701
(876) 754-9534