The National Development Plan moving South Africa forward

The National Development Plan moving South Africa forwardMany developing countries have had to evaluate their programmes aimed at stimulating and sustaining economic growth and development. South Africa, despite being the most developed and diversified economy on the continent, is no different. To this end, President Zuma appointed the National Planning Commission in 2010, who through a process of rigorous consultation, put forward what is today known as South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) or Vision 2030.

By Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe"


The NDP, which stands on six pillars, aims to transform systemic and underlying conditions which impact negatively on national growth and development. These pillars are: the mobilisation of all South Africans, active engagement of citizens in their own development, expansion of the economy and making growth inclusive, building of key capabilities - human, physical and institutional; building a capable and developmental state and fostering strong leadership throughout society.

It is important to emphasise that the NDP is closely aligned to all other programmes of government and it cannot be achieved without the collaboration of organised business and civil society. In this regard, government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework which consists of 14 outcomes directly contribute to the successful implementation of the NDP. The same can be said of, amongst others, the 9-point plan for economic growth, the Industrial Policy Action Plan and the National Youth Policy.
Having been adopted in 2012, the NDP is already yielding results.

Available at: http://www.cbn.co.za/component/k2/the-national-development-plan-moving-south-africa-forward 

About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
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