Government Plan 2012-2016

General information

It is the response of the Government to the challenges that the country faces; aims to lead Dominican society towards a new development model that ensures the growth of the economy. The priority is to generate quality jobs, reducing overall poverty and extreme poverty, expand and defend the middle class and raise the quality of life for all, consistent with the preservation of natural resources. 

To achieve the above, work is done in the following areas:

  1. A dignified and healthy life for the entire population.
  2. Prosperous economy, competitive and sustainable, creator of decent jobs and social equity.
  3. Environmental sustainability for development and adaptation to climate change.
  4. Participatory public institutions for social welfare.
Country Dominican Republic
Type Plan
Classification Production conditions, Production, Post-production, Income, Sanitary conditions, Health and nutrition, Emergencies and natural resources
Date 2011 - 2016
Responsible institution

Presidencia de la República Dominicana (Presidencia de la República)



  • A dignified and healthy life for the entire population
    1. Family strengthening and equal opportunities.
    2. Education for progress, democracy and equity.
    3. Health, safety, quality of family life and communities.
    4. An honorable pension and protection against disabilities.
    5. Decent housing and communities for social inclusion.
    6. A culture without discrimination.
    7. Sports for social integration and development.
  • Prosperous, competitive and sustainable economy, creator of decent jobs and a pledging for social equity
    1. Macroeconomic stability and investment climate.
    2. Supporting entrepreneurship and entrepreneur groups to expand the productive capacities of SMEs.
    3. Energy to promote development.
    4. Financing for development.
    5. Support for the labor market.
    6. Infrastructure for territorial cohesion, trade facilitation and competitiveness.
    7. Technical and vocational education for work and competitive development.
    8. More and better public policies for productive development.
    9. Higher education, innovation, science and technology for competitive modernization.
    10. Dynamic insertion in global markets.
    11. Safe and competitive transport.
    12. Information and communications technologies.
  • Environmental sustainability for development and adaptation to climate change
    1. Timely and planned adaptation to climate change.
    2. Sustainable production and consumption.
    3. Spatial planning and risk management.
    4. Sustainable management of natural resources.
    5. Consolidation of the National System of Protected Areas.
    6. Strategic Plan for the development of ecotourism.
    7. Forestry development strategy.
  • Participatory public institutions for social welfare
    1. Strengthening the institutional framework for democratic life.
    2. Improved governance to serve with quality and warmth to society.
    3. Local power and decentralization for development effectiveness.
    4. "Zero tolerance" to corruption, with a participatory approach and strict compliance with the law.
    5. Human rights.
    6. Safe country, protected population.
    7. A country with a presence in the world.
Target population

General population, with emphasis on the middle class and the most vulnerable.