Cabinet approves 2017-2020 administrative policy plan draft

  • Date: 2016-08-18
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

The  Cabinet  today  approved  a  draft  of  the  Executive  Yuan’s  medium-term  administrative  policy  plan  for  2017-2020,  including  the  plan  for  2017.  The  plans  were  drafted  by  the  National  Development  Council  and  will  be  forwarded  to  the  Legislature  for  review.

Premier  Lin  Chuan  said  the  medium-term  plan  should  take  into  consideration  the  government’s  budget  over  that  period,  while  the  annual  plans  for  coming  years  should  be  prepared  and  budgeted  based  on  the  medium-term  plan  once  it  has  been  set.

The  main  contents  and  policy  guidelines  are  as  follows:

1.  The  medium-term  plan  contains  263  key  strategic  goals  and  499  key  performance  indicators  set  by  government  agencies.

2.  Each  agency  drafted  their  own  administrative  policy  plans  in  line  with  the  president’s  governance  concepts  and  the  Executive  Yuan’s  policy  guidelines—to  pursue  a  new  economic  model  for  sustainable  development  based  on  the  core  values  of  innovation,  employment  and  equitable  distribution.  Six  major  strategies  reflect  these  guidelines:

a.  Accelerate  industrial  upgrading,  create  a  new  innovation-driven  economy:  Focal  efforts  include  the  five  major  innovative  industries  and  the  lifestyle  industries.

b.  Build  a  social  safety  net,  forge  a  new  just  society:  Focal  efforts  include  residential  building  safety,  food  safety,  community  care  services,  pension  reform,  a  safer  society  and  transitional  justice.

c.  Improve  public  infrastructure  quality,  foster  a  new  environment  of  sustainable  development:  Focal  efforts  include  public  infrastructure  and  environmental  sustainability.

d.  Strengthen  government  management  and  efficiency,  inject  new  vigor  into  rural  regions:  Focal  efforts  include  government  efficiency  and  regional  development.

e.  Enrich  educational  and  cultural  content,  seek  a  new  equality  for  all  ethnicities:  Focal  efforts  include  policies  on  education,  culture  and  ethnic  issues.  

f.  Bolster  national  safety,  create  new  space  for  international  and  cross-strait  relations:  Focal  efforts  include  autonomous  national  defense,  foreign  and  cross-strait  diplomacy,  and  sovereignty  in  the  South  China  Sea.

3.  To  make  the  most  of  limited  budgets  and  resources,  each  agency  has  set  its  own  key  strategic  goals  for  allocating  budgets  and  resources  appropriately  and  improving  budget  implementation  efficiency.  Under  these  goals  are  two  key  performance  indicators:  the  agency’s  annual  capital  budget  implementation  rate,  and  the  agency’s  ability  to  set  budgets  within  the  medium-term  budget  estimate.