Relationship to Development Planning
Because the NEAP includes an investment plan, it is closely linked with the Department of National Planning in the Ministry of Policy Planning and Implementation. This ministry is responsible for the rolling five-year plan, including the Public Investment Programme (PIP). The PIP outlines planned public investments by sector. Government departments and ministries submit annual plans to the Department of National Planning, which matches resources to priority programme areas. The 1990 PIP states that 'environmental concerns and conservation measures are...treated as integral components in the development effort'.