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January 30, 2012
Dynamic Participation at ParlAmericas’ Strengthening Parliamentary Budget Oversight Workshop

Today’s session of the workshop Strengthening Parliamentary Budget Oversight, being held in Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, gathered 20 parliamentarians and 16 auditors general from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The panels of the day covered the role of parliament in the budget process, Public Accounts Committees leading practices, and an oversight on potential reforms in smaller legislatures.

View the workshop’s complete agenda here.

Tomorrow’s sessions will focus on collaborating with the auditor general and strengthening his/her role, as well as discussing lessons learned and next steps to strengthen oversight in the Caribbean region.