Sustainable Development Division



The establishment of a Ministry in charge of Sustainable Development provides a for an integrated option towards coordinating the sustainable development needs and criteria of the country.

The central mission of the sustainable development division of the ministry is coordinating policies, strategies, programmes, mechanisms and tools to address development challenges towards ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability through an integrated approach, inter-ministerial/agency mechanisms, and broad stakeholder engagement. 

Also, the ministry is the national focal agency coordinating, facilitating, and the reporting of the commitments towards implementing the national commitments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To function as the central agency to undertake sustainable development responses and interventions including the facilitation of the formulation  of necessary sustainable development policies, strategies, programmes, mechanisms and tools.
  • To liaise with sectoral agencies at national and sub-national levels for identifying priorities and developing mechanisms to implement national policies on sustainable development.
  • To facilitate Sustainable Development related research and distribution of research results to trigger policy reforms and actions.
  • To facilitate and coordinate national and international commitments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


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