About Us

 

Slogan: “BETTER.EVER-STRONGER. TOGETHER”

 

 

 

Vision Statement: “A CARING SOCIETY THAT PROMOTES HUMAN DIGNITY AND CELEBRATES SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS FOR ALL”.

 

BACKGROUND/CONTEXT

 

 

 

One of the weaknesses of Grenada as a State is the absence of a comprehensive long term Strategic Development Plan. By implication, this adversely affects Government’s ability to deliver sustained macro-economic management.

 

 

 

Following hurricane Ivan, a National Strategic Plan was developed in 2007. In 2011, there was an attempt to update this Plan with priorities of the new Administration; however, the revised Plan was never implemented.

 

 

 

The Committee of Social Partners has urged that our Nation develop a long term development plan. Government’s intent to so do has been signaled in the most recent Throne Speech and the 2015 Budget Statement.

 

 

 

Indeed, there are already several documents that will be useful inputs for the National Sustainable Development Plan 2030. These include:

 

 

 

·       National Strategic Development Plan 2007

 

·       Alternative Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013

 

·       Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2014

 

·       Social Compact 2015

  

 

THE GENESIS

The Social Partners, recognizing the void as described above, proposed to the present Government, the idea of elaborating a National Development Plan to cover the next 15 years of nation building efforts. The Government accepted and endorsed the proposal as put forward.

 

THE LAUNCH

 

On Wednesday 27th May 2015, the National Plan 2030 was launched. The main objectives were:

 

-      To Present members of the National Steering Committee and Technical Working Group.

 

-      To propose a Framework and Process for the development of the PLAN

 

-      To receive feedback on the proposed Framework and Process

 

 

It must be noted that a wide cross-section of the society was present including, Trade Unions, Private Sector, Business Community, Diplomatic Corp; Public Sector Officials, Political Parties, Civil Society, Conference of Churches and of course the general public.

Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell addressed the gathering.

 

 

 

WHY NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2030?

 

One of the weaknesses of Grenada as a State is the absence of a comprehensive long term Strategic Development Plan. By implication, this adversely affects Government’s ability to deliver sustained macro-economic management.

 

Following hurricane Ivan, a National Strategic Plan was developed in 2007. In 2011, there was an attempt to update this Plan with priorities of the new Administration; however, the revised Plan was never implemented. 

 

The Committee of Social Partners has urged that our Nation develop a long term development plan. Government’s intent to so do has been signaled in the most recent Throne Speech and the 2015 Budget Statement.

 

Indeed, there are already several documents that will be useful inputs for the National Sustainable Development Plan 2030.

 

These include:

• National Strategic Development Plan 2007

• Alternative Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013

• Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2014

 

 

POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF HAVING A NATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN:

 

·       Better society

·       Higher economic production and efficiencies

·       Education expansion and Human Resource       Development

·       Reduced poverty

·       Lower unemployment

·       Nation equipped with purpose and direction

·       Youth re-socialization and fresh provisioning (new type of Grenadian citizen)

·       Grenadians working together for nation-building

·       Cultural embedding, propagation and management

·       National reconciliation

·       Right people/leaders relationships

·       Enlightened leadership mind-sets

·       Growing spirituality

 

JUSTIFICATION:

 

·       Prolonged economic under-achievement

·       Persistent high poverty

·       High unemployment

·       Worsening state of Grenadian society

·       Un-reconciled Nation (post- Revolution)

·       Youth desperation and misdirection