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Date Published: 
May, 2023
Lead Researcher(s): 
Dr. Damien King
Priya Alexander
Ronaldo Blake
Thematic Area: 

At the start of the new fiscal year, the Minister of Finance presented the Government’s expenditure and revenue estimates for parliamentary approval.

Due to the complexities of the budgetary document, critical engagement by the public is limited.

Without the critical engagement of a well-informed public, the budget will not reflect the needs of the people who are obligated to fund it. This report breaks down the complexities of the budget and identified three noteworthy shifts.