Towards co-operative governance in the development and implementation of cross-sectoral policy: water policy as an example.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: MacKay, H. M. ; Ashton, P. J.
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Water, because it is so fundamental and irreplaceable to humans and their activities, is an all-pervasive issue that underpins the social fabric of every society. This means that water policy is cross-sectoral, directly and indirectly affecting and affected by almost all other sectoral policies such as agriculture, urban development, rural development, health, housing, economic development. Effective implementation of any cross-sectoral policy requires that cooperative governance processes have to be established on the ground, and not just considered as some form of laudable principle. One of the most important steps in moving towards operational cooperative governance is the identification and agreement, by all the relevant and affected sectors, on shared primary objectives. This must be followed by the development of coordinated implementation programmes that can effectively achieve these objectives. A possible model for initiating cooperative governance processes in cross-sectoral policy implementation in South Africa is discussed, using water as an example. Some of the potential applications of this model are also given.

Pages: 1 - 8
URL: http:////,ip,url,cpid&custid=s4640792&db=lah&AN=20043075453&site=ehost-live
Volume: 30
Number: 1
Journal: Water SA
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ISSN: 0378-4738

cooperation, development programmes, models, private sector,project implementation, public sector, water management, water policy,South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa South of Sahara, Africa,Developing Countries, Threshold Countries, Anglophone Africa,Commonwealth of Nations, development programs, water legislation, waterresource management, Laws and Regulations (DD500), Policy and Planning(EE120), Aid (EE125) (New March 2000), Water Resources (PP200),Mathematics and Statistics (ZZ100)

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