WHO WE ARE

 

The Department of Prospective and Planning DPP (Departamento de Prospectiva e Planeamento), is a Directorate General with the mission of studying, designing and proposing the development strategy.

Functions:

To implement and participate in prospective studies in the political, social and economic areas at an international level, namely on studies at EU level;

To analyse the world economic and social evolution, namely in the more relevant geographical areas and sectors for Portugal;

To analyse and follow the economic and social evolution in Portugal, in a close dialogue with other public Agencies and with the private sector;

To prepare scenarios and possible trajectories for the evolution of the Portuguese economy and society and to propose the main lines for a development strategy that includes and conjugates the different sectoral and spatial policies, especially with regard to the preparation of the Governmental Great Choices Program (Grandes Opções do Plano - GOP);

To prepare the main lines of the framework of the plans for economic development and the Central Government Investment and Expenditure Program (Programa de Investimentos e Despesas de Desenvolvimento da Administração Central - PIDDAC) and to evaluate the macro-economic impact of major investment projects.

According to the governmental rules the development of the works carried on yearly are published in the Program of Activities