National Development Strategies
National Development Strategy (NDS): The purpose of the NDS is to formulate a Vision and Mission Statement with appropriate strategies for socio-economic development for the next 25 years and provide a guide for the formulation of development plans and for the equitable allocation of resources. It is designed to strengthen the Government’s development planning and management capacities and anchor it firmly to a national consensus on the direction of future developments in the country. It was launched by His Majesty King Mswati lll on the 27th August 1999.
The Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Programme: Government launched its poverty eradication strategy in 2008 as the national implementing mechanism for the Millennium Development Goals MDGs. The strategy is based on six programme pillars aimed at inspiring domestic investment and economic growth and ensuring that the benefits of growth are equitably enjoyed by all, including the poor.
The Government Prority Programme 2008-2013: This programme was presented to Parliament as Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini's administration’s Programme of Action at the commencement of its five year term of office on the 26th March 2009.
The programme sets priority areas that focus and performance targets for all Ministries against specific priorities. By way of commitment to that programme, all Ministers and Principal Secretaries are in the process of signing performance agreements in which they undertake to meet the 2009 targets. My Office will monitor and assist in assessing, and reporting on, performance on a regular basis.
The administration adopted a philosophy of “business unusual” as the founding thos of its operations. It stands for the re-engineering of the usual manner of carrying out Government business into a more efficient form of service delivery. To supplement the Programme of Action is a programme of “quick wins” where Ministries will make a special effort, within a matter of weeks, to illustrate the action orientation of this Administration by achieving immediate service delivery improvements as the longer term programmes get underway.