Strengthening PACs in small Parliaments: perspectives from the Caribbean

Staddon, A. 2015. Strengthening PACs in small Parliaments: perspectives from the Caribbean. in: Hoque, Z. (ed.) Making Governments Accountable: The role of Public Accounts Committees and National Audit Offices Oxford and New York Routledge. pp. 293-306

Chapter titleStrengthening PACs in small Parliaments: perspectives from the Caribbean
AuthorsStaddon, A.
EditorsHoque, Z.
Abstract

Recent efforts to strengthen the oversight capacity of the Parliaments of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have paid particular attention to the public accounts committee (PAC). This chapter provides an analysis of the PACs in both countries. The committees have some similar features in terms of mandate and composition, but both have struggled to be effective, partly because of the difficulties in developing functioning committees in small jurisdictions and partly because of an unhelpful external context. Progress has been made in developing the internal environment of the PACs, but producing and demonstrating significant outputs and outcomes remain a major challenge.

KeywordsPublic Accounts Committee; Public Accounts Enterprises Committee; Auditor General; Trinidad and Tobago; Jamaica; Auditor General; public audit.
Book titleMaking Governments Accountable: The role of Public Accounts Committees and National Audit Offices
Page range293-306
Year2015
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published2015
Place of publicationOxford and New York
ISBN9781138783584

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