Louise Bouyea is a qualified analyst with accumulated knowledge, skills and expertise of over 20 years, in the areas of budget development, implementation, monitoring and analysis, as well as the production of analytical reviews and reform development and implementation specifically in the area of Programme Budgeting; Public Finance Management reform implementation and monitoring including Public Expenditure Fiduciary Assessments (PEFA); Economic and Fiscal policy development and management including expenditure and revenue forecasting, management and control, fiscal impact assessments and performance reviews.
She has also contributed to Guyana’s financial legislated reform process as part of the team which drafted the Financial Management and Accountability Act (FMAA).
Ms. Bouyea joined the Ministry of Finance in 1991 as an Economic and Financial Analyst and held several positions including Senior Planner, Head, Expenditure and Planning and Management Unit and Head, Fiscal and Monetary Division, prior to becoming the Deputy Finance Secretary.
She graduated from the University of Guyana with a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Economics and also a Graduate Diploma in Development Studies and was later awarded a World Bank/Japan Scholarship to pursue a Masters in International Affairs, specializing in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University. She successfully completed her internship at the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Over the years Ms. Bouyea has benefited from numerous workshops and training courses both locally and overseas in areas such as Macroeconomic Management and Fiscal Policy, Government Accounting and Financial Management, Budget and Cash Management, Financial Management Systems and Project Management all of which contributed to her expansive knowledge and skills in the area of economic policy and financial management.