The Department of Policy Planning and Management (DPPM) is committed to the intellectual development of the region in particular and the world in general through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement encompassing economic, political and social aspects of development policy and management, both as a measure of social responsibility and in the furtherance of the professional and academic concerns of many of its disciplines. It is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate.

The Department of Policy Planning and Management (DPPM), is one of the three academic Departments within the Campus College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH).
The Department seeks to contribute to achieving national development through strengthening national capacities in policy planning and management. In so doing, the Department is envisioned to create a teaching and learning environment that fosters dedication, cooperation and reward for hard work, initiative and creativity, while embracing the highest level of professional
In terms of programmes, the Department offers demand driven training programmes, conducts policy analysis and provides services on policy related issues to a wide range of stakeholders including the government.

The department has competent staffin the areas of Poverty and Policy Analysis, Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Planning and Management, Governance and Institutional Analysis. The department draws on diverse but complementary competencies within and outside the university to compete effectively in the globalized world. 

In a view to effectively accomplish its roles and functions, the Department seeks to adopt the following strategies: undertaking continuous quality improvement of training program through curricula review and development of new programs; conducting action oriented research, collaborating with local and international organizations; and exploring new areas for research and capacity building.