The project is being implemented to enhance the institutional and human resource capacity of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Office of the President on SDGs to enable design, implement and monitor medium and long term plans in line with country-level sectoral priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The project approach builds on UNDP’s strengths and long experience in supporting the development planning processes in Nigeria as well as implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The project addresses the missing link in the development planning practice and strategies in Nigeria.
The overall goal of the project is to improve the quality of economic development planning and accelerate the implementation of such country-led development plans and the SDGs to facilitate economic prosperity and reduce poverty in the country.
The project is being implemented through three components: (I) Formulation and preparation of harmonized sectoral and aggregate medium term and short term plans at the Federal and State levels (ii) SDGs Mainstreaming, localization and implementation monitoring (iii) Strengthening national and sub-national statistical strategies to produce data that support country-level development priorities and international development commitments.