Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (187)

Alan Kelly

Question:

187. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the review of the National Development Plan 2018-2027 will be completed. [7848/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The decision to proceed with the NDP Review was approved by Government in late-October 2020. Since then, there has been correspondence with Departments and sectors seeking submissions as part of the review. A public consultation process has also been initiated, ‘Review to Renew’. It has been decided recently that the public and stakeholder consultation will extend to Friday 19th February to allow for greater engagement with the National Development Plan process.

Following that, the NDP process will follow two phases. Phase 1 will result in a report being published in spring 2021 which draws upon a number of pieces of research and policy papers, addressing the various strands of the NDP Review process, and which will form part of the evidence base for finalising the drafting of the revised NDP.

Phase 2 will then involve the completion of the revised NDP in setting ten-year sectoral capital allocations out to 2030 alongside detailed five-year rolling departmental capital ceilings and priorities, with a view to delivering balanced, sustainable development of our country in line with the Programme for Government commitments. This work will be published in summer 2021.