Outcomes, Pledges, and Commitments:
Based upon self-ratings before and after the Seminar, participants recorded an average change in understanding with a 30% increase. “The Role and Remit of Select Committees” saw the biggest change in knowledge with a 44 % increase, followed by “The Ministerial System and relations with the Legislative Council” with a 35% increase.
At the end of the Seminar participants from the Legislative Council were invited to make pledges and commitments.
To be delivered within the next six months/August 2022):
- To have completed the establishment of the select committees and have them positively contributing to St Helena’s new system
- For the Government to have finalised their vision statement and legislative roadmap for the next four years
- To have completed the process of making the Legislative Council chamber accessible.
To be delivered by the end of the parliamentary term:
- Host a CPA BIMR Conference
- Address the legislation backlog.
The St Helena Post-Election Seminar was a continuation of the work of the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP) supporting good governance and oversight of public finances in the UK Overseas Territories, delivered by CPA UK in partnership with the National Audit Office and Government Internal Audit Agency.