HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

The Ministry within Office of the Prime Minister has overall responsibility for promoting sustainable development, and for overseeing its coherent implementation across Government. However, ownership by the various Ministries is essential.

In this sense, the Sustainable Development Act, establishes a mechanism for horizontal coordination, provides for a system of coordination across the Public Administration. It designates the highest officials in each Ministry (i.e. the Permanent Secretaries) as Sustainable Development Coordinators and also provides for a Sustainable Development Focal Point in every Government department, agency or entity. The Focal Points shall be the Director responsible for Policy Development and Programme Implementation and the Head of each Government agency or entity.