Establishment of the National Planning Commission Secretariat (NPCS)
In accordance with Article 129 of the Constitution and the National
Planning Commission Act, 1994 (Act 15 of 1994), NPCS is to provide
professional and technical services to the National Planning Commission,
in formulating policies, plans, programmes and monitoring their
execution so as to bring about a prosperous and better Namibia for all
Despite the fact that the NPC Act was only enacted in 1994, the
Secretariat of the National Planning Commission was established and
operational soon after independence.
Structure of the NPCS
In addition to the functions imposed upon the National Planning
Commission by the National Planning Commission Act, 1994 (Act 15 of
1994), the National Planning Commission Secretariat shall specifically
be responsible for:
Formulating objectives, policies and strategies of development
Preparing and coordinating annual, medium- and long-term national
Preparing, coordinating and supervising the development (capital)
budget implementation, incorporating public investment Programmes.
Initiating and coordinating necessary economic and statistic
studies and research.
Providing appropriate planning guidelines to line Ministries and
Coordinating and monitoring sectoral policies and Programmes.
Strengthening the capacity of local and regional Government to
prepare, coordinate and implement development plans.
Promoting and coordinating regional economic planning, development
and regional growth points.
Assisting line Ministries and Regional Councils to allocate resources
to Programmes and projects.
Macroeconomic policy analysis, national and sectoral development
planning and employment strategies, budgeting and project analysis.
Monitoring and evaluating the achievement of development Programmes
Evaluating the implementation and performance of the Plan at the end
of the Plan period.
Mobilizing, coordinating and monitoring utilization of international
Advising the President and the Government on the general course of
social and economic development.
Ensuring efficient functioning and operation of the National Planning
Commission Secretariat by providing administrative and supportive