Caribbean Public Accountability Mechanisms (CariPAM) data measures the comprehensiveness of legal frameworks in six Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago) across four spheres of administrative transparency and accountability: access to information, financial disclosure, conflict of interest, and political finance. While all six countries possess strong access to information laws, most public accountability laws in other areas are relatively outdated. With the exception of Jamaica, all countries have very few rules on political financing. There is little accountability or transparency legislation for heads of state and ministers in the areas of financial disclosure and conflict of interest regulation. As a rule, more up-to-date legislation results in more comprehensive regulation.
The report itself can be found here.
On this page you can download the background data files assessing the six countries across the four areas:
- access to information,
- financial disclosure,
- conflict of interest, and
- political finance.
Aram Khaghaghordyan and Stephanie Trapnell, [email protected]