Strengthening Government Effectiveness in Belize: Achievements and Challenges in Planning, Investment, and M&E Systems

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Jul 2015
Since 2007, the Government of Belize made important reforms to enhance public sector management. Most recently, improving planning capabilities has been a key area of attention, with essential strides being made by elaborating a medium-term plan and a long-term vision. However, other areas of public management that are critical to increasing government effectiveness have seen less development in past years, such as public investment management, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. This Technical Note presents an assessment of the country's current capabilities in terms of results-based planning, public investment, and M&E systems, and makes recommendations to contribute to strengthening these areas. The analysis is largely based on the findings of an assessment known as the PRODEV Evaluation Tool (PET).