The World Bank estimates that in Jamaica, ineffective governance of our tax system has reduced tax revenue by an estimated 20%.
The enemies of effective governance – SECRECY, LACK OF INFORMATION, ABSENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY.
The foundation principles of effective governance – OPENNESS, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
Corruption is a key element in economic under performance and a major obstacle to poverty alleviation and development.
2010 Don Anderson Poll found that Jamaicans for the first time perceived corruption as “that thing that was most wrong with Jamaica”.