This report provides an overview of progress after the first year of implementing Vanuatu 2030: The Peoples Plan. The People’s Plan is the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) for the period 2016 to 2030, and serves as the country's highest level policy framework.
It is founded on culture, traditional knowledge and Christian principles, and builds on Vanuatu’s development journey since independence. It translates the national vision of a stable, sustainable and prosperous Vanuatu into specific priorities to be actioned and provides a sound framework to track and report on progress.
Vanuatu’s most recent national plan, the Priorities and Action Agenda 2006-2015 (PAA) sought to deliver a just, educated, healthy and wealthy Vanuatu. It was the first concerted attempt to link policy and planning to the limited resources of government. Looking ahead to the next 15 years, it is the goal of the NSDP to further extend the linkages between resources, policy and planning to support the delivery of services to the people.
The Annual Development Report (ADR) provides a high level view of the status of the 15 Goals as included in the NSDP. These 15 Goals are considered to be the National development priorities of the Government of Vanuatu.