min edd

The Minister of Economic Development is responsible for coordinating the development of the country’s New Growth Path and overseeing the work of key state entities engaged in economic development.

Soon after the ministry was set up, work was done to bring the new department into being. The Economic Development Department (EDD) is a new department formed after the 2009 elections. It was set up to strengthen government capacity to implement the electoral mandate in particular in relation to the transformation of the economy. The transformation of the economy requires a pro-employment growth path that addresses the structural constraints to absorbing large numbers of people into the economy and the creation of decent work.