The purpose of the National Human Resource Development Plan 2020-2030 (NHRDP)is to guide investment in Post-School Education and Training (PSET) to ensure available PSET resources are more efficiently and effectively used.

As part of the national development efforts, economic growth and development for Vanuatu cannot be achieved without concerted investment in education and skills development. Given the particular features of the labour market in Vanuatu, this plan provides a guide for realigning the investment in human resources development.

The National Human Resource Development Plan complements the National Sustainable Development Plan 2020-2030 to ensure that the available resources for Post-School Education and Training are more efficiently and effectively used based on the needs of the Ni-Vanuatu labour market. This plan identifies the main priority skills on the demand side of the labour market, including private and public sector, and analyses the current labour supply in terms of the capacity of the education and training systems to cover that labour demand. As a consequence, the National Human Resource Development Plan recognizes the necessity for a more skilled Ni-Vanuatu labour force, particularly with technician and associate professional qualifications. The plan emphasizes the need for a higher number of scholarships delivered in Vanuatu and the creation of an Institute of Higher Education with a polytechnic nature.