The Department was formally known as Policy, Standard, Research and Statistics Department (PSRS) but it is now known as Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics Department (PPR&S).
The functions of PPR&S Department are to formulate and ensure smooth implementation of programmes/activities of the Ministry as well as its research and statistics activities. It also coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIS) and capital projects to ensure that they meet the set targets, specifications, standards, and ultimately value for money.
STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department has an approved structure with 3 Division namely:
i) Policy and Planning,
ii) Research and Statistics, and
Policy and Planning Division has been divided into two, each with a Deputy Director as head.
The Research and Statistics Division has three branches namely:
The ICT Unit also remains under the Research and Statistics Division.
MANDATES OF THE DEPARTMENT
Coordinates and designs the annual work plan and programme of the Ministry;
Undertakes and conducts research into all areas of Trade, Industry and Investment;
Oversees data management of the Ministry;
Coordinates Boards of Parastatals and other Boards the Ministry is represented on;
Transmits Government views and Policies to the various Departments and to the Ministry’s Agencies;
Handles Federal Executive Council Matters;
Secretariat of the Nigeria Country programme of UNIDO;
Coordinates collaboration with International Organisations and Serves as focal Department for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), etc;
Coordinates the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment (NCITI);
Monitors and evaluates capital projects of the Ministry and its Agencies;
Coordinates Bilateral and Multilateral Meetings;
Publishes statutory publications, including annual reports, Compendium, etc;
Collates, computes and updates technical and Industrial data and,
Handles all computer and networking matters and
Coordinates the activities of the other Departments;
African Regional Centre for Engineering Design and Manufacture (ARCEDEM) matters;
Liaises with National Planning Commission
Coordinates the Africa Industrialisation day;
Prepares the capital budget of the Ministry;
Coordinates the meetings of the Honourable Minister(s) with the Permanent Secretary, Directors and CEOs of Agencies
MAJOR PROGRAMMES FOR 2016
i) UNIDO Retreat for Directors of the Ministry and CEOs of Parastatals
ii) Meeting of the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment (NCIT)
iii) Monitoring of Key Performance Indicators of the Ministry and Agencies
iv) African Industrialization Day (AID)
v) Monitoring and Evaluation of the Ministry’s Capital Projects.