The British Virgin Islands national integrated development strategy
Includes bibliographySummary The purpose of this paper is to describe the effort of the BVI to change its approach to development planning through the formulation of a National Integrated Development Strategy (NIDS);. The paper is divided into 7 sections highlighting process, methodology, institutional arrangements and our experience in general. Section 1, Introduction and Background, describes the rationale for the NIDS and outlines the planning context including the socio-economic, environmental and spatial situations of the British Virgin Islands. Section 2 describes the NIDS planning framework, extending the previous section and arguing that the concept did not happen overnight. This section continues with a description of the planning process, the project to develop NIDS, integrated development, the National Integrated Development Plan (NIDP); and the Operating framework of NIDS. The third section outlines the NIDS implementation strategy, focusing on the existing institutional framework, the proposed framework and institutional reform. Section 3 highlights the critical role of political co-ordination, describes the key functions and key players and identifies their roles. This section also describes the monitoring and evaluation framework. The fourth section of the paper discusses programmes, projects and initiatives arising out of NIDS.