- Published on 02 March 2011
Government of Swaziland
Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
Generic Terms of Reference [Guidelines] for Sector Working Groups
May 27, 2009
Swaziland is middle –income country, but its socio-economic well-being has in recent years been under stress. A succession of natural disasters has weakened the growth potential and directly affected the well being of the people, particularly in the ruralcommunities. The recent increases in the prices of food and fuel have further worsened the situation. At 39 percent incidence of pregnant women with HIV&AIDS, Swaziland has one of the highest HIV&AIDS incidences in the world. The combined impact of food insecurity and HIV&AIDS heightens the fiscal pressure and strains government’s capacity for service delivery. Both the 2007 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Country Report and the 2008 Swaziland Human Development Report noted that unless the pace of development is expedited the country will fall short of meeting most of the MDGs by 2015.