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National Council of Economic and Social Planning (CONPES)

Date of entry: June 27, 2002

Member of AICESIS

Member of ILO




Institutional characteristics

Date of creation
Nature of the texts that create the ESC (Constitution, law, decree, etc.)
presidential decree

Bipartite plus (W, E and others)

Number of members : 100 members (55 real and 45 substitutes)

Association of professionals: 2
Bankers: 2
Chamber of Commerce: 2
Chamber of Television: 2
Chamber of Mines: 2
Chamber of Small and Medium Sized Industries and Craftsmanship: 2
Chamber of Radios: 2
Council of youth: 2
Council of universities (public and private): 4
Private businessmen: 10
Journalists: 4
Communal movements: 4
Agricultural Organizations: 2
Cultural Organisations: 2
Women Organizations: 4
Non Governmental Organizations (NGO): 4
Political parties: 10
Outstanding personalities of the civil society: 10
Civil society from the Atlantic coast: 8
Syndicates: 16

There are 6 full time employees.

Duration of the term : 1 year renewable

Process of designating the members (election, nomination, by whom, etc.) : appointed by socio-professional Organizations

Management organes


Executive Secretary
The Executive Secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic. The duration of his mandate is not defined.
Reporting Institution

cabinet of president

Souce of funding
The budget is drawn up by the Government (Treasury Department).


Who convenes the ESC

The President of the Republic sends some of the subjects to be discussed and also the members of the Council can ask for a subject to be discussed.

Salary of members

The Council covers the expenses of the members to get to the Council.


Once a year, the Council issues a report called Annual Memory.

The Government is not obligated by Law to report on the fate of the Institution opinions but normally it does it.

Main technical areas of competencies

Productivity and competitivity

Productive strategy of development

Employment policy and labour market regulation

Labour relations

Financial and Economic Policies

Strategy for the reduction of poverty and economic growth

The general Law of budget from the Republic

Social Dialogue and tripartism

Social dialogue


National vision


Analysis of the Government policies

Sub-committees/working groups

Workplace compliance to National Labour Law, International Labour Standards and collective agreements

Labour Commission

Productivity and competitivity

Commission of Production

Financial and Economic Policies

Economic and Social Commission

Governance / Public Administration

Governance Commission