Budget Alert Episode 11- With Laurel Bain

Budget Alert Episode 11- With Laurel Bain

This Episode outlines the legislative framework that informs the Budget Process.

Public Literacy Education and Awareness [PLEA] 

This public education and awareness programme on the ‘Budget and the Budget Process in  Grenada’ was aired on Vibes 101.3 FM radio station [ vibes101.3@gmail.com or  kimsplaza@gmail.com] in Carriacou, as Kim the King graciously agreed to air the programme as  a public service-free of cost. 

The programme is the technical product of Ms. Laurel Bain and Dr. Juliet Melville, who worked  with PR and Co [prandco473@gmail.com], to provide the education programme as a public  service. Dr. Roxanne Brizan-St Martin, who anchors the programme, informs that the  information was extracted from the workshop that was facilitated by Ms. Bain and Dr. Melville,  and which was organized by the Non-State Actors Advisory Panel in Grenada, with support from  the 11th European Development Fund [EDF] Technical Co-operation Facility and Support to  Non-State Actors. 

Ms. Laurel Bain is a former employee of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank [ECCB] where she  served for over twenty-five (25) years in various positions, including that of Deputy Director in  the Research Department, Senior Director of the Statistics Department and Senior Director in the  Governor’s Office. During this period, Ms. Bain undertook economic assessments of countries  and considerable research on fiscal policy and tax structures. Ms. Bain worked extensively with  the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and with international development  agencies and regional institutions. She has written, and continues to write, on economic and  fiscal policy issues which are now published in ‘Budget Alert’. Email: Laurelbain@hotmail.com

Dr. Juliet Melville is an Independent Consultant and Director of Venture Research (B’dos) Inc.  She has over twenty (20) years’ experience in international development work with fifteen (15) of  these at the Caribbean Development Bank where she served in various capacities including Acting  Director of Economics, Chief Economist and Chief Research Economist. Dr. Melville possesses  strong skills in economic analysis, economic planning and policy formulation and was routinely  involved in the monitoring and analysis of socio-economic developments in Caribbean countries  and the wider international community. Dr. Melville is an avid researcher and publishes regularly, particularly on economic and public debt issues. Email: julietmelville5@gmail.com 

Dr. Roxanne Brizan-St. Martin is an Economist with over seventeen (17) years of experience in  research, project management, health accounting and capacity building in over eleven (11)  Caribbean countries, in the area of health and socio-economic development. Dr. Brizan-St. Martin specializes in health systems management, health financing and healthcare access options  and challenges in the Caribbean. She is also trained in Local Capacity Advocacy and Policy  Monitoring for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Gender Statistics and Gender Equality,  Results Based Project Management, COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Spatial Econometrics.  Email: roxannebrizan@hotmail.com

Budget Alert Episode 11- With Laurel Bain

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