National Planning Department (Colombia)

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National Planning Department
Departamento Nacional de Planeación
National Planning Department of Colombia logo.png
Logo of the DNP
Agency overview
Formed 25 November 1958 (1958-11-25)
Headquarters Edificio Fonade
Calle 26 № 13-19
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
04°36′46.43″N 74°04′18.55″W / 4.6128972°N 74.0718194°W / 4.6128972; -74.0718194
Annual budget COP$209,603,669,881 (2012)[1]
COP$436,634,703,385 (2013)[2]
COP$343,561,100,800 (2014)[3]
Agency executive
Child agencies
Website www.dnp.gov.co

The National Planning Department Spanish: Departamento Nacional de Planeación is the executive administrative agency of Colombia in charge of defining, recommending and promoting public and economic policy.

Mission[edit]

The National Planning Department has the mission of defining and promoting the establishment of a strategic vision of the country in the social, economic and environmental sectors through the design, orientation and evaluation of public policies in Colombia, the management and allocation of public investment, the definition of frameworks for the performance of the private sector and the realization of government plans, programs and projects.[4]

History[edit]

Chapter I, Article 3 of Law 19 of 1958 created the Administrative Department of Planning and Technical Services (Departamento Administrativo de Planeación y Servicios Técnicos),[5] with the purpose of collecting, preparing, recommending and presenting information to the President to help carry out economic and public policy.

Law 19 also established the National Council on Economic Policy and Planning (Consejo Nacional de Política Económica y Planeación) as a council headed by the Administrative Department of Planning and Technical Services serving under the president to study and discuss the information presented by the Administrative Department, and to present it to the president for approval.

In 1968 structural changes were made to the Council and Department, transforming them into the National Council on Economic and Social Policy (Consejo Nacional de Política Económica y Social, CONPES ), and the now National Planning Department. The new changes gave the DNP a more prominent role in the decision making process and the establishment and direction of national economic plans.[6]

Presidential Development Plans[edit]

Starting in the 1970s, the DNP has elaborated economic plans with the purpose of establishment the direction of the National Economy with an emphasis in planning. These plans are made for each Presidential Term, with a clear plan for action in economic policy.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colombia, Congress of (14 December 2011). "Ley 1485 de 2011" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (48,283): 4. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Colombia, Congress of (10 December 2012). "Ley 1593 de 2012" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (48,640): 3. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Colombia, Congress of (11 December 2013). "Ley 1687 de 2014" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (49,001): 5. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Misión". ¿Quiénes Somos? (in Spanish). Departamento Nacional de Planeación. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  5. ^ Congress of Colombia (1958-11-18). "LEY 19 DE 1958" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Departamento Administrativo de la Función Pública. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Origen". ¿Quiénes Somos? (in Spanish). Departamento Nacional de Planeación. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  7. ^ "Planes de Desarrollo anteriores" [Previous Development Plans] (in Spanish). National Planning Department. Retrieved 2011-08-23.