The Macro Planning Directorate coordinates the formulation of National Development Plans towards realization of Vision 2030. It also provides leadership in macroeconomic policy formulation, review and analysis. Also, the Directorate is charged with the promotion of regional and international economic cooperation matters.
Some of the major activities of the Directorate include research and analysis, economic modelling, forecasting global economic trends and their impact on the economy, technical backstopping on macroeconomic issues, policy advice papers to the ministry itself and line ministries on national economic issues, regional integration and international economic cooperation.
The Directorate prepares negotiation positions and country issue papers for use during regional and international economic forums. The Directorate also acts as the custodian of macro policies, programmes and projects and economic partnerships databases.
In carrying out the above activities, the Directorate liaises and coordinates with other Departments and Ministries such as KIPPRA, Economic Department of Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya Revenue Authority and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
It also liaises with regional and multilateral economic agencies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, EU, MEFMI, ACP, ECA, EAC, COMESA, AU, IGAD, WTO, TICAD, EC, and the United Nations system (UNCTAD, ECOSOC, UN).