This organization by whatever name you may call it, dates back to the creation of North Western State in 1967
It is a primary agency of Government saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating all economic activities (programmes and projects) of the State and interventions by Development Partners and Civil Society Organizations.
This is achieved through generation of appropriate data from all sectors of the State which is further used for the preparation of Development Plans/Medium Term Plan and which is finally implemented annually as Budgets that consists of Capital and Recurrent Expenditures
The Ministry also monitors and evaluates the implementations so as to ensure efficiency, equity and balanced economic growth and development.
The present Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning has been renamed, merged and domiciled severally from 1967 to date, but remained the same organization with the same statutory functions.