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29
September
2011

Ministry of Cooperative and Ni-Vanuatu Business

Ministry of Cooperative and Ni-Vanuatu Business Development:

  • Department of Cooperatives and Ni-Vanuatu Business Development Services
  • Cooperative Development Fund
  • Small Business Development Fund

The Ministry has established extension services centres in all six Provinces especially the following services as part of efforts to improve delivery of government services to the people of Vanuatu.

Province:

Dept of Tourism

Dept of Trade

Dept of Coop

Tafea Province

yes

no

yes

Shefa Province

yes

yes

yes

Malampa Province

yes

no

yes

Sanma Province

yes

yes

yes

Penama Province

yes

no

yes

Torba Province

yes

no

yes

This Corporate plan has been prepared to cover the planning period of 2009 to 2017 in line with the planning period of Government’s Priorities and Action Agenda (PAA). This nine-year period will be divided into manageable periods of three three-year cycles. To facilitate efficient management of the allocation of resources, each three-year cycle will be further divided into one-year recurrent budgetary periods for the purpose of ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation of the impact.

Each year the Ministry, through the Ministerial Task Force, will review achievements over the previous year and plan and formulate a Work Programme for the following year. This Work Programme will be supported by submissions that will also be made for financial support from the annual recurrent budget and the Government Investment Programme. An evaluation will be made at the end of the first three-year cycle, which will then form the basis for restructuring the Corporate Plan for the next three-year cycle.

Economically development planning in this instance can be conceived as a deliberate attempt by the Ministry to influence, guide and in some cases control the direction and rate of both national economic development and growth and of social progress and advancement of communities. Organisationally it aims to establish an adequately functioning and competent organisation for this activity. The Ministry has undertaken to make specific changes in the organisational structures of the Departments under the Ministry as well as some statutory bodies in an attempt to improve the efficiency of the administration and effectiveness of programmes for addressing the deficiencies that have been identified.

As part of establishing a development partnership with the private sector for the implementation of the private sector-led growth policy, two types of planning will be undertaken by the Ministry to address sectoral development issues, namely directive planning and indicative planning. Directive planning will compromise the major part of the work of the Ministry, which will involve programmes for implementation by the Ministry and Government. Indicative planning is that part of the work that the Ministry will develop in partnership with the private sector. It will involve the identification of programme areas and business development opportunities that could be undertaken or further developed by the private sector or both.

What is submitted here is an attempt to establish a system for the implementation of what has been adopted by the Ministry. Of course there are several areas that are still weak and will require further strengthening over the coming years as part of strengthening planning and implementation.

Author: Administrator