Development Division

Key Functions

The key function of the Development division, which has the primary responsibility for the formulation of policies and the implementation of national level development programmes of the Ministry, is to coordinate the programs implemented by the institutions functioning under the Ministry, coordinate the institutions affiliated to the United Nations along with foreign as well as local institutions, and to coordinate and evaluate the national level programmes.

Main Development Programmes


Formulation of  women related Policies and Acts

  • Preparation of the second Five-year National Action Plan for the Prevention of Sexual  and Gender-based Violence- {2024-2028]
  • Formulation and implementation of National Policy on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
  • Preparation of National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security -[2023-2027]

2 Coordinating District Child and Women Development Committee meetings.

3 Media and publicity

4 Programme on Gender and Women's Rights – Coordinate and implement the programmes implemented by utilizing the provisions of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

5 Awareness Campaign  on Legal Aid and Gender based violence  and prevention of Domestic Violence  under the “Food Security and Livelihood Recovery Emergency Assistance Project” - (ADB)

Implementation of the activities related to the National Stratergic Plan on the Prevention and Management of Human Trafficking.