National Development strategies(NDS) is a strategic plan for sustained growth in the income and welfare of the people of Kiribati. It sets in a planning framework the aim that the Government expressed in its policy statement.
NDS provides the strategic planning framework and overall direction. Within that framework, detailed operational plans are then to be drawn up by Ministries and public enterprises. These plans will show how the resources allocated by Parliament in the Annual Budget will be used to pursue the development strategies.