The Caribbean Policy Research Institute, CaPRI, has criticized the Government for its slow process in reforming the public sector.
In its latest paper, titled, Reforming Public Sector Reform, CaPRI notes that while the government uses over 10-percent of GDP to pay public sector wages, there’s no competent delivery of public goods and services.
The think-tank says the pace of public sector reform has been retarded by a lack of political will, since 1984.
At a press conference this morning, CaPRI proposed five recommendations to accelerate the pace of the reform process.
Its Senior Research Officer is Altricia Dawson.
Ms. Dawson says the heads of departments in the public sector, would produce more if they were being paid based on performance.
Meanwhile, Public Service Minister, Horace Dalley, says he disagrees with some of CaPRI’s findings.
He was in attendance at the launch of today’s publication.
Minister Dalley says the PNP administration has the political will to usher in the necessary reforms.