POLICY PAPER ON
PEOPLE’S UNITED PARTY
PUP’s TEN TRUSTS FOR IMPROVED GOVERNANCE
TO ELIMINATE CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT
Focusing on these 10 thrusts of governance to eliminate corruption will require political will, but together these 10 thrusts will improve the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and services across the board. Greater benefits for Belizeans, especially those at the bottom of the ladder, will increase by at least 25% with the same public resources and budgets being invested at present. Based on experience on other governments on the cutting edge, the real deal is that tangible benefits will be felt in the areas of education, health, housing, utility services, employment and income generation, and crime reduction/security improvement.
Most of these thrusts can be implemented or be started in the first 100 days and they will require minimal investment in the implementation process, in total an estimated B$ 24.5 m over the first 5 years. The most costly will be the citizen education on good governance (see Table below). These investments can be mobilized from the current budget, equivalent to a small fraction of the savings to be realized from eliminating corruption, mismanagement and waste in the present government.