National Sustainable Development Plan

NSDP Alignment Workshop held in Vanuatu’s Penama Province

The workshop was led and facilitated by the Department of Strategic Planning, Policy & Aid Coordination (DSPPAC).

In his opening remarks the NSDP Alignment Team Leader, John Ezra, who is the Principal Policy Analyst at DSPPAC acknowledged the attendance of Secretary General of PENAMA Province, Area Administrators and Heads of Departments.

Mr. Ezra explained that the Priority Action Agenda (PAA) was developed to guide national development up until 2015, “and when the PAA ended the government had the mandate to develop another plan that would complement the PAA.”

Traditional values to guide Vanuatu's development blueprint

The country's national Sustainable Development Plan, called Vanuatu 2030, has been launched by Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, after some lengthy public consultations.

The Lands Minister, Ralph Regenvanu says Vanuatu 2030, which took three years to draft, is about modernisation while also preserving the country's traditional Melanesian values.

The People’s Plan – an inclusive vision for development

Called “Vanuatu 2030: The People’s Plan”, the Vanuatu National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) serves as the country’s highest level policy framework, and provides an inclusive, holistic and comprehensive vision of a stable, sustainable and prosperous Vanuatu.

The NSDP was developed using consultative approach that was comprehensive and open ended, a forward thinking change from the usual methods of planning and policy development.