Development Planning Department

Development Planning Department

The department coordinates the development and implementation of sectoral and regional policies, plans and programmes in order to promote equitable and sustainable development.

It has the following functions:

Coordinating the preparation and consolidation of sectoral and regional development plans in order to facilitate their integration into national development plans
Coordinating the collection, compilation, and analysis and dissemination of sector and regional disaggregated socio-economic information and interpret statistics for informed policy development and planning
Undertaking evaluation studies, research and analysis of past and emerging trends in key sectors of the economy and the regions in order to generate information for decision-making;
Analyze sectoral and regional performance and undertake socio-economic forecasts in order to facilitate formulation of appropriate development policies and strategic options
Coordinate the preparation of annual development progress reports in order to provide information on implementation status of National Development Plans, programmes and projects; and
Provide technical support to MPSAs in order to build their capacity in sectoral and regional planning and project management and ensure integration of crosscutting issues into sectoral and regional plans
the department is headed by a Director, who is assisted by three (3) Assistant Directors. The department comprises three (3) sections and ten (10) Provincial planning Units as follows: