The Slovenian Development
Strategy 2030, with its primary objective of “Slovenia, a country with a high
quality of life for all” and its twelve development goals is the country’s core
development framework, which is supported by sectoral strategies, regional and
municipal strategies and programmes and operational measures. Each development
goal is accompanied by a definition of the path to its achievement.
has already been established during the preparation of the SDS 2030. The Government Office for Development and European
Cohesion Policy, in cooperation with the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development:
development planning as well as the development documents of the Republic of
Slovenia and monitors the implementation of development policies and its
· is responsible
for the coordination of documents pertaining to development planning and
compliance of national development planning programmes and the European Union
and other international organisations’ development documents.
The implementation of the Strategy will be based on medium-term planning,
tied to the medium-term fiscal framework and the establishment of a system of
implementing documents which have to be codified in and linked to the Public
Finance Act. In order to implement Slovenia’s development goals, a four-year
national development policy programme (NDPP) and a medium-term fiscal strategy
will be drawn up, and will be extended annually. The NDPP will include measures
and activities based on the goals set out in this Strategy and the
corresponding horizontal and sectoral strategic documents. Later, using the
OECD’s framework for assessing the impacts of the individual scenarios or
agreed measures, Slovenia will also monitor the achieving of the Strategy’s
goals and the orientations of development policy up to 2030 or 2050. The
framework is composed of four equal and interconnected modules: a basic
macroeconomic model, an environmental/energy model, a module for assessing the
effects of healthcare measures and a module for assessing the effects of income
The body responsible for
development has been tasked with heading up the drafting of the NDPP together
with the Ministry of Finance and with the active participation of all
government departments. Drafting of the first programme has already started.
The harmonisation of the document is carried out by the permanent
interdepartmental working group for development planning. The group operates as
a mechanism for horizontal cooperation within the framework of the drafting of
the Slovenian Development Strategy 2030 and other central strategic and
implementing documents, and in the harmonisation and monitoring of the
implementation of individual measures in the field of development.
The individual development
goals include the contents of policies that lie within the remit of various
departments; therefore, if the Strategy is to be implemented successfully, the
effectiveness of interdepartmental coordination and cooperation will have to be
strengthened. The multidimensional complexity of the goals dictates combined
efforts towards their implementation and effective coordination among the
individual policies. The harmonisation of the sectoral strategic, development
and action plans, programmes and activities with the core national development
strategy is the responsibility of the parties charged with their development.
The body responsible for development will, via interdepartmental coordinating
processes, monitor the drafting of the individual sectoral documents and ensure
their compliance with the Slovenian Development Strategy 2030. During the
process of the drafting of the strategic documents and regulations at the
horizontal level and in the individual sectoral areas, increased attention will
be paid to an accurate analysis of the situation, the definition of objectives
and the assessment of the consequences for different areas of development.
Therefore, it will be necessary to improve the level of knowledge in these
areas at the level of the governmental departments and systemically introduce a
goal-focused approach. At the same time, it will be necessary to develop human
resources and establish tools for managing collective knowledge, information
and data for analysis and the integrated management of development policies.
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