The Annual Work Plans are used throughout the year to guide departments and their staff in the delivery of their objectives and to measure progress against those objectives. The plan will be adapted appropriately in reaction to unforeseen events.

This work plans makes use of planning practices and tools developed by the Ministry of Planning and National Development (MoPND). In addition, the relation between MoD tasks and the priorities set out in the National Development Plan II (NDP II) are clearly identified. A particular focus will be the MoD contribution to the Governance Goal 16-7, “to develop effective, accountable and transparent public institutions at all levels”.