Welcome to Planning Commission
The Planning Commission has been established as an agency for Strategic Thinking (Think Tank) on the National Economy, providing advice to the Government on medium and long-term strategies for socio-economic development focusing on the big picture. The Commission is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing development trends and providing advice on macro and sectoral policies as well as broad socio-economic development issues. Consequently, the Commission focuses on strategic policy analysis on issues and problems of great public importance with a view to proposing appropriate solutions
The President issued a Notice on assignment of Ministerial Responsibilities (Instruments) vide Government Notice No.20 of February, 2008. This assignment of responsibilities and functions is a creation of the Second Cabinet of the Fourth phase Government.
As a result of that creation, the Planning Function has been moved from the Ministry of Planning and Economic Empowerment (which is now merged with Ministry of Finance to form a new Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs) to form a Planning Commission (Think Tank) under the President's Office.
As a Think Tank, the Planning Commission will work as a network of professionals with recognized expertise and competence in a particular domain and an authoritative claim to policy-relevant knowledge within that domain or area of concentration (issue area).