The Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS), 2016-2019 builds on previous documents including especially Horizon 2030: National Development Framework for Belize 2010-2030. This GSDS is the nation’s primary planning document, providing detailed guidance on priorities and on specific actions to be taken during the planning period, including actions that contribute to longer term development objectives beyond 2019.
The GSDS therefore strives to bring economic, social, and environmental policies into synergistic balance, so that policies work well together to produce optimal outcomes. It supports the country in coping with resource constraints, and helps to increase its resilience in the face of a volatile global economy and a changing global climate. It outlines four critical success factors, subsidiary goals that also provide an organizing framework for the underlying objectives and actions.
Both the GSDS and the Horizon 2030 have monitoring and evaluation systems in charge of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in conjunction with the Statistical Institute of Belize. The GSDS will continually prepare a plan of indicators for all levels of objectives present in the plan. The Horizon 2030 will use a results management system.
Vision: "A country of peace and tranquillity, where citizens live in harmony with the natural environment and enjoy a high quality of life”