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WELCOME BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND THE PUBLIC

SERVICE – HON. AUDLEY SHAW CD, MP

FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION CONFERENCE ON CRIME

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Theme: What Does it Take to Take the Profit Out of Crime

It is my pleasure to be here this morning to welcome you all to the

Financial Investigations Division’s (FID) Conference on Crime.

As the parent ministry, the Ministry of Finance and Public Service also

extends a special welcome to His Excellency Asif Ahmad, the British

High Commissioner and to United Kingdom’s Department of

International Development (DIFID) representatives who have greatly

assisted the FID over the years and who have made a significant

contribution to this conference to ensure its success.

I also want to extend special welcome to our other international and

regional guests. I hope you find time to explore our beautiful island and

experience our culture and the warmth of our people.

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Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project: IBRD Loan No. – 8406- JM Consultant – Citizens Budget and OGP National Action Plan

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1. BACKGROUND

The Government of Jamaica has expressed its intention to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

The Open Government Partnership formally launched on September 20, 2011, when the 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) endorsed the Open Government Declaration, and announced their country action plans. Since 2011, OGP has welcomed the commitment of 67 additional governments to join the Partnership.

Jamaica is the latest entrant to this global community, in keeping with the Government of Jamaica’s commitment to “re-orient the composition of the budget toward growth-enhancing spending, shift our tax system from direct to indirect taxes, better protect society’s most vulnerable and make our government more efficient and effective.”1

This signals a strong commitment to carry forward a more inclusive governance framework in terms of budgetary allocations, sectoral priorities and monitoring and oversight of public expenditure. This also calls for greater participation, openness and transparency in the budget process by the citizens. With Jamaica announcing its intention to join the OGP in December 2016, the current government has shown strong leadership to deepen citizen engagement in public financial management processes and monitoring of budget implementation. Over the course of the next year, it has to follow through with its commitment to publish a Citizens Budget and draw up an OGP National Action Plan.

2. STRATEGIC PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (SPSTP)

The Government of Jamaica is the beneficiary of an investment loan from the World Bank. The Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project (IBRD Loan No.- 8406-JM) will, inter alia, assist in strengthening transparency, accountability and efficiency of public investments in order to achieve sustained and inclusive economic growth with fiscal stability.

The project has six components. This consultancy falls under Component 2: Strengthening the Budget Preparation Process and Results Based Budgeting. This includes the establishment of a participatory budgeting process through the

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

Policy & Planning Division

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

Administrative Assistant1 GMG AM 3

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6 Total - Policy & Planning Division

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

High Commissioner1 FSG FSO 8

Minister/Deputy High Commissioner1 FSG FSO 5

Diaspora Development Officer1 FSG FSO 4

Counsellor2 FSG FSO 3

First Secretary2 FSG FSO 2

Second Secretary1 FSG FSO 1

Senior Mission Accountant 21 FMG PA 2

Mission Accounts Officer 3, Office Manager1 FMG AT 3

Mission Accounts Officer 21 FMG AT 2

Records Officer 1 (Registry)1 PIDG RIM 2

Executive Secretary 11 OPS SS 4

Senior Secretary1 OPS SS 3

High Commission In The United Kingdom

Home Based Staff

14

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

Community Relations Officer1

Stenographer1

Senior Clerk1

Clerk Grade 22

Telephonist1

Chauffeur1

Senior Clerk (Office Management)1

Senior Clerk (Registry)1

Customer Service Officer 21

Data Entry/Image Capture Officer1 MIS IT 2

Cashier1

Locally Engaged Staff

THE CIVIL SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT (GENERAL) ORDER, 2014 Page 208

LIST OF ESTABLISHED OFFICES

IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

High Commission In The United Kingdom

Locally Engaged Staff

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

Cleaner/Office Attendant1 PIDG RIM 2

13

27 Total - High Commission In The United Kingdom

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

High Commissioner1 FSG FSO 7

Counsellor1 FSG FSO 3

Mission Accounts Officer 3, Office Manager1 FMG AT 3

Senior Secretary1 OPS SS 3

High Commission In Ottawa, Canada

Home Based Staff

4

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

Clerk Grade 12

Stenographer1

Chauffeur1

Locally Engaged Staff

4

8 Total - High Commission In Ottawa, Canada

Post Classification

No of

Posts Remarks

Consul General1 FSG FSO 5

Vice Consul1 FSG FSO 2

Mission Accounts Officer 3, Office Manager1 FMG AT 3

Consulate General In Toronto, Canada

Home Based Staff

3

THE CIVIL SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT (GENERAL) ORDER, 2014 Page 209

LIST OF ESTABLISHED OFFICES

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Example: In Sri Lanka, videos were created to tell the story of major Right To

Access Information reforms. Example: The United Kingdom Parliamentary and Health Service

Ombudsman uses audio-visual material to inform the public about its work. The Radio Ombudsman podcast features regular discussions on topics relevant to the institution’s work. It is hosted by the Ombudsman himself.

Marketing elements: A logo and other branding elements (fonts, colours, style

guide) can be developed and rolled out to ensure that all communication on open government strategies or initiatives are easily identifiable and reflect the values of the campaign. These can be used on publications and to draw attention to events that are part of a common theme.

OGP has a style guide that is readily available and that answers key questions on how to use the OGP logo and how to design a country logo.

Additionally, special logos and color treatments can be created for certain activities.

Example: For Open Gov Week, OGP developed a specific logo to make the content stand out in a crowded environment.

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