National Planning System of Dominica

National Planning System of Dominica


The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of Dominica is in charge of the National Development Management Framework (NDMF), which sets the context and the parameters that guide the country’s development and its implementation. The National Resilient Development Strategy (NRDS) stands at the pivot of that framework providing direction and content to guide sector strategies and action plans.


The NDMF anticipates that national strategies and action plans would be supported by the rule of law through appropriate legislation. The Medium-Term Strategic Plans derived from the medium to long term sector plans forms the basis for the annual budget. The annual budget is implemented over a twelve (12) months period. The budget as well as the action strategic plans, are part of an inter-ministerial effort where each ministry takes over its responsabilities concerning the national vision.

Moreover, and following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, the Government committed to establish an executive agency, the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD), that will facilitate the implementation of projects as part of rebuilding Dominica as the first climate resilient nation in the world.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Strict monitoring of the fiscal and the capital segment of the budget is undertaken, as well as systemic reporting and frequent evaluation of programmes and projects.

Connection with sectoral planning

In the implementation it includes work with organisms from many sectors, including Education, Fishing, Tourism, Business, Gender, Infrastructure, etc.