National Development Strategies

The Second Growth and Transformation Plan (2015/16 - 2020/21)

GTP II incorporates the positive achievements of GTP I and lesson drawn from its implementation as inputs.  The national vision; existing national and sectoral policies, strategies and programs; performance under GTPI; commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and regional and international economic collaboration initiatives were the basis for the formulation of the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTPII) through high level political leadership, public participation & ownership.

The major objective of GTP II is to serve as a spring board towards realizing the national vision of becoming a low middle-income country by 2025, through sustaining the rapid, broad based and inclusive economic growth, which accelerates economic transformation and the journey towards the country’s Renascence. Thus, GTP II is primarily considered to be an important milestone towards realizing the national vision.

The country started the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process in 2000, and by 2002 had issued the first three-year Sustainable Development Poverty Reduction Programme (SDPRP) (2002/3-2004/05). In 2005, the next generation Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP) (2005/06-2009/10) has been formulated preceding the ambitious development plan- Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).