Sector Policy Focal Area: Governance (in essence cross-cutting)
There is an essential need for strategic planning as tool for coordinated and evidence based policy making and development. Towards this end a SWS strategic plan is close to finalization which is hoped to be
annexed to the Federal Government NDP9. The Ministry of Planning Investment and Economic Development as lead
shall foster data collection, aggregation and evaluation at all levels of government. At the same time such
strategic approaches can only be realized and implemented with support of external and state partners such
as international and national organizations, INGOS and NGOs as well as other UN organizations. Governance
is ultimately a cross-cutting challenge for all governmental institutions in SWS with strategic planning and
international cooperation being one important element in it.