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Reports and Status Reviews
Agenda 21, agreed at
the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, called on all countries to introduce national
strategies for sustainable development (nssd). Since then, two international
targets have been set: a Special Session of the UN General Assembly (Rio +5)
set a target date of 2002 for nssds to be introduced; while the OECD Development
Assistance Committee (DAC) has set a target date of 2005 for nssds to be in
the process of implementation.
To assist in meeting
these targets, the OECD/DAC initiated a project to develop policy guidance for
development assistance agencies on the development and implementation of nssds.
This project, 'OECD/DAC Donor-Developing Country Dialogues on National Strategies
for Sustainable Development', involves a review of experience with nssds (and
other strategies for environment and development) in a number of developing
countries, on the basis of consultations with a range of stakeholders. The project
focuses in particular on the kinds of processes and conditions required to make
nssds work in practice.
Dialogues in Namibia
of Environmental and Sustainable Development Issues into NDPII. Vision,
Issues and Options for NDPII. The Results of a Participatory Process. DANCED/
NPCS- MET. June 2000.
purpose of this document is to inform stakeholders of the results of the
participatory planning process in Namibia and to serve as a reference
for the subsequent review and revision/adjustment of the draft chapters
to NDPII. The planners at the National Planning Commission Secretariat
(NPCS) are the intended primary users of this document. The subsequent
phases of the DANCED Project, i.e. screening of the NDPII draft chapters
for sustainable development priorities and targets, and their consolidation
into the final draft chapters, will also be informed by this document.
review of the Green Plan and inclusion of Environmental and Sustainable
Development Aspects within the Second National Development Plan of Namibia.
Fundamental Issues and Threats to Sustainable Development in Namibia. 06
purpose of this paper is to highlight and examine major issues that arise
in connection with Namibia’s development over the coming years. These
issues may be seen as constraints or threats to the country’s efforts
to embark on a sustainable development path. But if properly addressed
and targeted as areas of prime importance for innovative policy development
and implementation, the issues may turn into opportunities for sustainable
development (SD). While each individual issue appears fundamental to SD
in its own right, no one issue stands alone. In fact, it would be futile
to consider and tackle any issue on its own, in a separate and isolated
fashion. There are many inter-linkages such that the issues must be examined
and addressed together as a system. This is reflective of the complex
and integrated nature of the SD challenge.
environment and sustainability issues in the development of Namibia’s
National Development Plan 2. A participatory
process for developing a sustainable development strategy
paper describes and analyses the process undertaken by the Namibian
Government to incorporate sustainable development issues in the process
of formulating National Development Plan 2 (NDP2) which covers the period
environment and sustainability issues in the development of Namibias
National Development Plan 2: A methodology
for carrying out a gap-consistency-conflict analysis of key chapters.
This paper describes
and analyses the methodology used to carry out a gap-consistency-conflict
analysis of key chapters of Namibia’s National Development Plan
2 (NDP2) during August 2000 to January 2001. The analysis was carried
out as part of a project supported by DANCED and the OECD-DAC to incorporate
environment and sustainable development issues in the process of formulating
NDP2, which covers the period 2001-2005.
Donor Developing Country Dialogues on National Strategies for Sustainable
Learning Process in Namibia. Progress Report, September 2000.
report inlcudes sections on changes to the project circumstances, information
and progres on chapter screening and constraints to the screening process.
The report concludes:
The OECD/DAC support
to the DANCED projects screening of NDP2 chapters for environmental
and sustainable development issues has made it possible to give much
wider coverage to the screening process. Even though some chapters were
reviewed without the consultant attending the screening meeting, and
some chapters were reviewed after the screening meeting had taken place,
opportunities still exist for comments to be incorporated into chapters.
The NPCS has given assurances that comments from the DANCED/OECD-DAC
reviewers will be incorporated into chapters when they are revised following
a series of national consultations on NDP2. Despite the constraints
encountered, the OECD-DAC support will still have had a significant
impact once the screening process and final revisions of chapters have