The State Department for Planning engages often with stakeholders on its programmatic purposes and vision. The quality of the relationships with the stakeholders determines how well it delivers on its vision for the attainment of SDGs. The department is also committed to a two-way open communication that involves listening to the stakeholders, keeping them informed and being clear about how their concerns are addressed. Having clear expectations keeps the ongoing work understandable, rewarding and focused. This approach is about recognizing and understanding the values, beliefs, perceptions and ideas of the stakeholders - not simply just agreeing. Developing relationships that reflect the shared values and understanding enables differences to be acknowledged and expressed. It also provides the basis upon which real dialogue and interactions can occur.