Directors of Planning, Research and Statistics
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CONFERENCE OF DIRECTORS OF PLANNING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
The Conference of Directors of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS), is an annual event organized by the National Planning Commission (NPC) for Directors and other senior Officials of the DPRS in the Public Service. The event is organized in close collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government including the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Nigeria and the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs (OSSAP/MDGs) as well as the selected host State Government.
The DPRS Conference became imperative following the return to medium to long term strategic planning in Nigeria and the need to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of Officials of PRS Department at the MDAs. The target participants for the Conference are the Directors and other senior Officials of the PRS Department in the Federal and Sub-national MDAs as well as participants from the Development Partners.
Objectives of the Conference
The Conference is organized to among other things, provide a veritable platform for interaction and cross fertilization of ideas among the DPRS in the Public Service with a view to strengthening the capacity of the officials for enhanced implementation of strategic plan for effective service delivery and transformation of the Nigerian economy
Specifically, the Conference aims to:
- Deliberate on ways of ensuring that socio-economic reforms that are inclusive and in tandem with the transformative development of Nigeria are implemented through a well thought-out strategic plans;
- Bring up measures to ensure that Department of PRS in Federal and Sub-national MDAs are properly staffed and equipped to undertake the task for which they have been set up; and
- To come up with ways to ensure that PRS Department in MDAs are well structured with the requisite skills to play the critical role in the development and implementation of government’s medium term and sector strategic plans.
Conference of Directors of Planning, Research and Statistics Communiqués