Hon. Erwin Contreras
Hon.

Minister of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce

Mr

Chief Executive Officer

Mission & Vision

  • Ministry’s mandate:

    • Vision: The vision of the Ministry of Economic Development is to be an integral partner in the economic and social development of Belize by providing efficient and timely advice on and coordinating development initiatives in order to improve the general well being of all Belizeans
    • Mission: Our mission is to assume a leadership role in formulating and recommending national development policies, strategies and programmes to promote macroeconomic stability, sustainable socioeconomic development and the reduction of poverty.

Ministry’s responsibilities

  • Capital budget preparation and management
  • International Financial Institutions and Multilateral Development Banks
  • National Authorizing Office for EU funds (NAO)
  • Economic Development Planning
  • Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP)
  • Statutory Boards:

    • Social Investment Fund (SIF)
    • Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB)