OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: South Africa 2013

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This report is the first OECD review of South Africa’s environmental performance. It has been carried out as part of the OECD dialogue with South Africa as Key Partner. The report evaluates South Africa's progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on policies that provide incentives to protect South Africa's exceptionally rich biodiversity and promote more effective and efficient environmental management across different levels of public administration.

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Multi-level environmental governance

This chapter examines South Africa’s management of the environment from a multi-level governance perspective. It presents the key reform of local governance and decentralisation of environmental management since 1994. It provides insights into institutional and management challenges in selected environmental sectors, including land use and water resources. Finally, this chapter presents efforts and challenges to making South Africa’s multi-level environmental governance more effective and efficient, including strengthening interagency collaboration, accountability and performance management, financing and capacity building.

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