This document is "a development planner’s guide" for sector and district medium-term development plan preparation. It has been developed by the National Development Planning Commission of Ghana, and is the commission's sixth edition of planning guidelines since the launch of development plan preparation by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in 1996.
The guidelines have been developed to achieve the following objectives:
Facilitate the preparation of medium-term development plans within the context of national, regional and global development agendas;
Provide tools and analytical techniques to support plan preparation;
Prescribe the framework for Monitoring and Evaluation of plans of MDAs, Regional Coordinating Council (RCCs) and MMDAs; and
Serve as reference material for civil society, private sector, academia and all other potential users.