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Departments

3rd Floor Dlan'beka House, Mbabane

Tel: +268 2404 6344/5

Principal Economist : Mr V. Mhlongo

Head of Division

Overall objective and functions

The main functions of the division are to serve as the Ministry's focal point for the coordination, formulation and updating of poverty reduction strategies and programmes; initiate and facilitate the preparation of specific poverty diagnostic studies, analyses and research to increase knowledge and understanding of the nature and extent of poverty; coordinate the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Programme (PRSAP) through regular consultations with Sector Working Groups, ensuring that sector programmes and projects are in line with the

PRSAP, pro-poor and eligible for inclusion in the national budget; facilitate the formulation of specific poverty reduction initiatives; assist in the establishment of the information requirements of the national planning system and in the formulation and implementation of the strategies for data collection, analysis and dissemination and design and implement a national monitoring and evaluation system to assist in tracking progress in the implementation of national, regional and sectoral policies and programmes.

The Division includes The Poverty Reduction and The Monitoring & Evaluation Section

Ministry of Economic Planning & Development

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