NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2030

Written by on August 16, 2017

Background/Context

One of the weaknesses of Grenada as a State is the absence of a comprehensive long term Strategic Development Plan. This reality has affected and continues to affect in an adverse manner, Government’s ability to deliver sustained macro-economic management.

Genesis of Plan 2030

The Committee of 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 fifteen (15) years of nation building efforts. The Government accepted and endorsed the proposal as put forward.

The present Government’s intention to facilitate the process was signaled in the Throne Speech of 2015 and also the Budget Statement for the Fiscal Year 2015.

The Launch

On Wednesday 27th May 2015, the National Plan 2030 was launched. The National Steering Committee and the Technical Working Group charged with the elaboration of the Plan, were presented to the Nation by the Prime Minister.

The Secretariat

A fulltime Secretariat has been established to give administrative and other support to both the Steering Committee and the Technical Working Group. The Secretariat is located in the GCNA Building, Kirani James Boulevard, St. George’s. Tel: 435-0244, Cellular: 420-2605; Email: nationalplan2030@gmail.com. Facebook Page ‘national sustainable development plan2030 – Grenada’

POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF HAVING A NATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Better society

Higher economic production and efficiency

Education expansion and Human Resource Development

Reduced poverty

Lower unemployment

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

Grenadians working together for nation-building

Cultural embedding, propagation and management

National reconciliation

Growing spirituality

 ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION AT THE CONTRIBUTORS’ FORUMS

Social Issues

Education

Health

Governance

Social Welfare

Drugs

Crime

Culture

Youth Socialization

Reconciliation

Economic issues

Poverty

Unemployment

Domestic Investment

Foreign Investment

Agriculture

Tourism

Energy

ICT

Environmental issues

Climate Change

Pollution

Disasters – Management/Mitigation

Eco system

Marine space

Water Resource/management

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