In preparing Five Year Plan, The Annual Development Programme and in carrying out the process of project appraisal and approval, The Planning Commission interacts with different Ministries/Divisions/Agencies of the Government.
Data is the pre-requisite of development planning. The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) meets comprehensive data requirements of the Planning Commission. Finance Division (FD) and Internal Resource Division (IRD) advise the Planning Commission on matters of resource availability and formulation of fiscal and monetary policy. The role of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) in the work of the Planning Commission is very important. ADP implementation under the Five Year Plan framework is monitored by the IMED and the Planning Commission takes corrective steps accordingly. Given the country’s heavy dependence on official development assistance (ODA) from the international community for development planning, the role of Economic Relations Division (ERD) is also very important. ERD mobilizes ODA to meet saving-investment gap in the development planning. At the micro level, ERD lines up project aids for implementation of ADP. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) gives backup research support to the Planning Commission whenever necessary. Planning and Development Academy supports the Commission by providing training inputs for its officials. Finally the Commission submits plans, programmes and projects to the NEC/ECNEC for formal approval