It should also be noted that the short term priori ties incorporates the

It should also be noted that the short term priori

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It should also be noted that the short-term priori- ties incorporates the policies of the National Policy Framework including: Improving systems of Governance, the quality of public institutions and establishing codes of conduct for public officials; Instituting a system of local-led development to improve service delivery to meet the needs of the population, using a community-driven strategy; Utilising a ‘Whole of Government’ approach to address national issues of high importance; and Nation-building and the restoration of the tra- ditional values of the family and the community. Having framed the short-term goals within this context, several strategies have been formulated, which seek to: Initiate fundamental changes in our values, atti- tudes and behaviours to realise the desired out- comes in the longer term; Improve governance structures, public man- agement systems and institutions; Create the conditions for social advancement across all segments of the population, partic- ularly, the vulnerable groups in society such as persons with disabilities and the youth; Establish the foundation for macroeconomic stability, growth and transformation including restoring investor confidence, increasing pro- ductivity and international competitiveness; Provide a comprehensive, well-coordinated and holistic enabling platform for effective management of the myriad and cross-sectoral facets of environmental issues; Develop the country’s manpower resources and maximise job creation; and Build the country’s stock of physical capital to boost economic activity. Accordingly, the short-term goals and their related strategies under each of the five (5) Development Themes are provided as follows. It should be noted that the goals and accompanying strategies have been explained to provide clarity on what is intended to be achieved in the short term. The challenge would be to allocate scarce domestic development resources, complemented by exter- nal development assistance to achieve the devel- opment outcomes in the Vision. In this regard, projects and programmes considered critical to our national development over the next 5 years have been listed. Where necessary, Ministries and Agencies will be required to supplement these lists and formulate transformation initiatives in order to achieve the short term goals. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NOW FACES, MORE THAN EVER, AN ECONOMIC SITUATION OF LIMITED FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO BE ALLOCATED AMONG VARIOUS COMPETING, LEGITIMATE NEEDS. IT IS THEREFORE IMPERATIVE THAT PRIORITIES BE ESTABLISHED. NOT ONLY DO PRIORITIES FACILITATE RESOURCE ALLOCATION, THEY ALSO PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN HELPING US DEFINE EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH AND THE TIMEFRAME IN WHICH THEY ARE TO BE COMPLETED.
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Goal 1: Our society will be grounded in the principles of social justice A society which embodies the principles of social justice pertains to one in which there is the
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