Vision 2020 is a long-term development roadmap that will conclude by the end of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP) period. As a continuation, the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP) will be formulated to ensure a more inclusive and meaningful development of the nation, in line with the formation of a prosperous society.

In developing a comprehensive policy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs will establish Inter-Agency Planning Groups (IAPGs) as a platform for ministries and agencies to discuss issues and challenges as well as formulate new strategies for the 12MP. Concurrently, Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and Focus Groups (FGs) will be formed to deliberate strategies and implementation plans for the 12MP, which involves the participation of various parties including the private sector and non-governmental organisations.

Among the main tasks of IAPGs are to: 

  • evaluate the performance of policies, strategies and programmes implemented under the 11MP

  • develop new policies, strategies and programmes to achieve the 12MP targets and outcomes

  • evaluate proposals submitted by TWGs, including proposed strategic papers 

  • finalise objectives, policies, strategies and programmes to avoid duplication and discrepancies

  • recommend new policies, strategies and programmes to be presented to the National Development Planning Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary to the Government.

In the preparation of the 12MP, a total of 13 IAPGs have been established and the proposed dates for each IAPG meetings are as follows:

No. IAPG Proposed Dates
1st Meeting 2nd Meeting 3rd Meeting
1. Agriculture 30 May 2019 15 Jul 2019 21 Oct 2019
2. Manufacturing, Science and Technology, Innovation and SMEs 23 May 2019 22 Aug 2019 2 Oct 2019
3. Services Sector 29 May 2019 16 July 2019 10 Oct 2019
4. Transport and Logistics 28 June 2019 30 Jul 2019 23 Sep 2019
5. Digital Economy 24 May 2019 7 Aug 2019 13 Nov 2019
6. Environment and Natural Resource & Disaster 14 May 2019 12 Sept 2019 11 Nov 2019
7. Sustainable Energy 21 Jun 2019 31 Jul 2019 4 Sep 2019
8. Regional Balance 27 May 2019 30 July 2019 7 Nov 2019
9. Human Capital Development 30 May 2019 1 July 2019 1 Aug 2019
10. Wellbeing 14 Jun 2019 19 Sep 2019 18 Jan 2020
11. Inclusivity 17 Jun 2019 5 Nov 2019 5 Feb 2020
12. Public Sector Reforms 9 May 2019 8 Aug 2019 12 Nov 2019
13. Macroeconomic Framework and Policy 29 May 2019 14 Nov 2019 27 Feb 2020