Regional Development – (Lead Department – DRD)
"Shaping Our Future”, was the Regional Development Strategy, which provided a framework within which decisions could be made about the infrastructural development of Northern Ireland and issues affecting urban areas and the diverse rural economy.
"Building a Better Future" is the revised Regional Development Strategy (RDS) for the future development of Northern Ireland to 2035 and is the spatial strategy of the Executive.This follows a review of the Regional Development Strategy published in 2001 and amended in 2008. Whilst many of the objectives of the previous strategy are still valid this document now replaces it.
DEL’s actions are in respect of up-skilling individuals and improving the level of qualifications achieved.