The Department of Strategic Policy and Delivery (DSPD), which was formally known as the Policy Analysis Unit (PAU), is under the office of the Secretary General at the Office of the President (OP). PAU was created in the 1980s, to offer policy advisory support to the President through the office of the Secretary General. The ultimate mandate of the unit has now been expanded to provide technical advice, support and analysis for the President and Cabinet to improve evidence-based decision-making and policy coordination at the level of the executive. Through more informed decisions and improved coordination, the government will be better able to deliver on its development aspirations as detailed in the National Development Plan and other policy documents.
DSPD is the new technical arm of the Office of The President, functioning to assist and enable the President to develop, implement and monitor the vision of the government and to provide strategic leadership for cross-sectoral policies or programmes. The Director General of DSPD, who heads the department is responsible for leadership, strategic management, innovations, talent management and functionality of the DSPD in liaison with the Office of the Secretary General, the Cabinet Office and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other stakeholders. DSPD comprises of 3 units - Policy Analysis, Delivery and Coordination. The Policy Analysis Unit evaluates and coordinates public policy; the Delivery Unit tracks and unblocks challenges in program implementation whilst the Coordination Unit serves as a key interlocutor between Government and development partners.
DPSD through its respective units, has been supporting sectors to enhance policy formulation and execution, delivery of Government priority programs and policies as well coordinating the activities of developing partners in country in order to collectively achieve the NDP goals.