CPA UK delivered a two-day virtual Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Workshop in Anguilla, from 16 -17 November 2020, as recent elections on the Island continue to provide opportunities for Phase Two of the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP II) to cement the collaboration between CPA UK and Anguilla House of Assembly.
The Workshop's main objective was to strengthen the capacity of the Island's PAC. It explored four themes: Preparing for an Evidence Session and Managing an Inquiry, How to operate effectively as a PAC in a virtual world, Producing a fair and balanced report, and Measuring success as a PAC.
The Official Report can be downloaded here
The Project remains committed to strengthening capacity and promoting democracy across the Overseas Territories including Anguilla, by engaging with elected representatives virtually and regularly, despite the constraints of Covid-19.
The general elections of June 2020 in Anguilla, saw the Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) take office. Former Government Minister and now Leader of the Opposition Honourable Cora Richardson-Hodge chairs the PAC where most members are new.
While the Workshop aimed to equip all members of the PAC with skills and knowledge that will make them effective in their roles, it also sought to build on recent engagement with Anguilla in July; when CPA UK collaborated with CPA HQ to deliver a virtual Post-Election Seminar, and led on sessions including The Role of Select Committees, The Role of the Public Accounts Committee, and Writing Reports and Achieving Impact.