Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration
The Ministry within Office of the Prime Minister has overall responsibility
for promoting sustainable development, and for overseeing its coherent implementation
across Government. However, ownership by the various Ministries is essential.
In this sense, the Sustainable
Development Act, establishes a mechanism for horizontal coordination, provides
for a system of coordination across the Public Administration. It designates
the highest officials in each Ministry (i.e. the Permanent Secretaries) as
Sustainable Development Coordinators and also provides for a Sustainable
Development Focal Point in every Government department, agency or entity. The
Focal Points shall be the Director responsible for Policy Development and
Programme Implementation and the Head of each Government agency or entity.
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