The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is guided by two strategic plans, one of which has been reviewed in a Desk Assessment, and a series of Protocols:
Providing a comprehensive development agenda for socio-economic development policies in the SADC region. Initiated in 2005, the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan is a 15-year plan that is being implemented in three five years phases, and measured against a series of key goals, policies, strategies, principles and specific targets.Read More
Providing an institutional framework for implementation of the objectives of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. Established in 1996, the Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ is intended to play a vanguard role in the institutional mechanisms for promoting and maintaining peace and stability in the SADC region.Read More
In 2011, following five years of implementation of the plan, the SADC Secretariat conducted a Desktop Assessment Review of the plan to-date. The assessment provides an overview of the extent to which the goals of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan have been met, where challenges presented themselves and the lessons that have been learned in the process.Read More
For regional and continental development plans to be successful, SADC acknowledges the need for a stable political environment. To this end, the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan also depends upon the commitment of Member States to the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ.
Both plans have been design to compliment the strategic plans of the African continent enshrined in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NePAD).