Evidence and policy in South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Wills, M.Tshangela, N.Bohler-Muller, A.Datta, N.Funke, L.Godfrey, B.Matomela, G.Pienaar, N.Pophiwa, L.Shaxson, W.Strydom, K.Yu
KEYWORDS: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA), Research Use and Impact Assessment (PRESS), Research Use and Impact Assessment (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9514

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Abstract

This report synthesises the organisational issues that influence how DEA works with evidence to develop, implement, monitor and report on environmental policies. It is based on the findings of five studies that were conducted as part of a programme of support to DEA between 2014 and 2016.1 Many examples of good practice were unearthed in the studies - examples that deserve to be shared more widely. The report also identifies areas that were observed to be limiting DEA's ability to make better use of its evidence. It provides DEA with an opportunity to consider what areas it could further support to enhance its systematic and phased approach to evidence-informed policy-making and implementation.