Population and Development Department

Population and Development Department

The department of population and Development falls under the Planning and Administration Division. It is one of the newly created departments in the ministry.

 The establishment of the department for Population and Development arose from the need to facilitate long-term sustainable development through providing guidance based on analysis of population trends and structures including the nature of effort required for sustained human capital development and increasing capacities of the population.


The Department is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of population and development policies, plans and programmes in order to promote people-centered development.


In order to execute its mandate, the department performs the following functions: