The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Unit in the ministry serves as the Secretariat of the SADC National Committee (SNC) comprising of Principal Secretaries in the Government ministries and the key stakeholder representatives in each year. The SADC Organisation is a regional community bloc comprising fifteen (15) member states namely Angola, Botswana, DR Cong, Lesotho,Madagascar, Malawi,Mauritius,Mozambique, Seychelles,South frica,Namibia,Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Article 5 of SADC treaty outilines the SADC objectives and they include amoungst others , poverty aleviation with the ultimate objectives to eradicate it ;Consolidation, defending and manitainind democracy, peace , security and stability : promoting self sustaining development based on collective self reliance , inter dependency of member states and achievments of complimentarity between national and regional strategies and programmes. the objective also include promotion and maximazation of productive employment and utilization of resources of the Region to achiev sustainable utilisation of natural resources and effective protection of environment as well as mainstreaming genger into community building.

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The Ministry of economic planning and development was launching the statement of the quarterly national accounts.

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12 December 2018   From left is the Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Education Dr Sibongile Mtshali-Dlamini Hon. Lady Howard-Mabuza Minister of Education Her Excellency Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones The EU Ambassador Mr Siboniso Masilela The Under Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Planning and development representing the Hon. Minister Gina E.T (Dr)  at the Presentation of EU Procured equipment and teaching and learning materials for NCC


The Honourable Minister of Education Lady Howard-Mabuza, Her Excellency Esmealda Hernandez Aragones EU Amassador and The Under secretary at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development Mr Siboniso Masilela Sharing a light moment during the presenntation of EU procured equipment and teaching and learning materials for NCC.

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Minister of Economic planning and development Dr.Thambo Gina delivering his speech at the Launch of the 2017 Annual CRVS Report

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The Ministry of Economic Planning and Development and in collaboration with the Ministry of Home affairs and UNFPA launched the 2017 Annual Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Report. this report is a Compilation of reported births,deaths and their causes.

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Dr Thando Gina being sworn into office on the  6th of November 2018 as Honourable Minister for Economic Planning and Development accompanied by his daughter Nandi.

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The Hourable Minister of Economic Planning and Development Dr. Thambo Gina Addressing the Ministry Administration As the Acting PS Mr Siboniso Masilela, Principal Planning Officer Winile Dlamini looks on.

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Heads of Departments at the Ministry Of Economic Planning and Development listening to the Minister's First address.


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Pannel Comprising of Minister Of Finance Honourable Neil Reikenburg, Minister of Economic Planning and develpment Honourable Dr Thambo Gina. Executive Director Africa 1 Constituency, Deputy Director Africa group and Representatives of the private sector and civil sociey. at the  The Regional Economic look : Theme Harnessing distrutions to shape Inclusive Economies of the Future. held at the Royal Swazi this morning.


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The Honorable Minister of Economic planning and development Dr. Thambo Gina Together with the Principal Sectretary Mr. Betrum Stewart after the Regional Economic out look.

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Minister of Economic planning and development Dr.Thambo Gina today paid a courtsey call to the European Union Embassador to Eswatini Her Excellency Ms. Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones EU has been a consistently significant development partner to eSwatini since independence, especially in terms of grant support..


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The Minister of Economic Planning and Development Dr. Thambo Gina Together the Principal Secretary of Economic Planning and Development Today paid a Courtesy call to the United Nations Headquaters.  UN staff L-R: Lars Tushuizen, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Khanyisile Mabuza, FAO Assistant Representative, Alberto Mendes, WFP Country Director, Alice Akunga, UNICEF Resident Representative, Lolo Mkhabela, Coordination Specialist, UN Resident Coordinator's Office, Zandile Simelane, UN Resident Coordinator's Office. 

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Tel: +268 2404 6344/5

Principal Economist : Mrs. Lungile Mndzebele-Dladla

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

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