IDP THE FINAL REPORT
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Volume 3 Chap 8+Annex A
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What IDP Does
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Selling The IDP
Comment on 'Reflections'
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Aims and Objectives
By Charles Maynard, IDP Consultant, Feb. 09/2003
The overall objective of the Integrated Development Planning (IDP) consultancy is to seek to promote the democratisation of holistic sustainable development planning in the Commonwealth of Dominica. The purpose of the consultancy is to define and establish a participatory process for Integrated Development Planning where the private sector and wider civil society can play an enhanced role in the design and delivery of more transparent, accountable and decentralised development planning.
The following results will be delivered by the consultancy:
One component of the IDP Consultancy will be executed by The Development Institute (TDI) and the other component will be executed by the Carib Affairs Department. The IDP Consultancy will be coordinated by Eisenhower Douglas, a professional Economist engaged by the Ministry of Finance and Planning.
The consultants will be required to explore the strengths and weaknesses of existing structures, systems, and organisational cultures of those currently and potentially involved in national development planning. Ways and means for improving performance and obtaining results will be explored. This will include in particular a review of the Public Service and the wider machinery of Government. The consultants will make concrete proposals for improvements and innovations that will encourage and foster greater transparency, accountability and participation by Civil Society and others in the development process in the country.
The consultancy will be conducted over a six-month period in three phases:
The following outputs are expected within this time frame:
The consultancy will facilitate the establishment of a solid foundation for people centered development. However, the process of change will lie principally in the hands of those dedicated, committed and responsible professionals who shall be spearheading its implementation.
The period following the consultancy will provide the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to Integrated Development Planning as a tool for development in this Country. Our goal is to ensure that national development planning becomes truly a product of the people for the people; and by the people; this alone will be our measure of success.