OUR MISSION: Functions of the NDPC
The National Development Planning Commission is a body created by articles 86 and 87 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and established by Acts 479 and 480 (1994) of Parliament with the mandate to advise the President on development planning policy and strategy.
The Commission at the request of the President, Parliament, or on its own initiative, is expected to:
study and make strategic analysis of macro-economic and structural reform options;
make proposals for the development of multi-year rolling plans taking into consideration the resources potential and comparative advantage of the different districts of Ghana;
make proposals for the protection of the natural and physical environment with a view to ensuring that development strategies and programmes are in conformity with sound environmental principles;
make proposals for ensuring the even development of the districts of Ghana by the effective utilisation of available resources;
monitor, evaluate and co-ordinate development policies, programmes and projects;
undertake studies and make recommendations on development and socio-economic issues;
formulate comprehensive national development planning strategies and ensure that the strategies including consequential policies and programmes are effectively carried out;
prepare broad national development plans;
keep under constant review national develop-ment plans in the light of prevailing domestic and international economic, social and political conditions and make recommendations for the revision of existing policies and programmes where necessary; and
perform such other functions relating to development planning as the President may direct.
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