Research outputs

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Research outputs: POLICY FORMULATION

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2015 Reorienting South Africa's economy towards a low-carbon growth trajectory

The philosophy of green economies is the new policy direction sweeping across both developed and developing countries alike. Green economies...

2015 Five principles and guidelines for an evidence-informed approach to policymaking in government

This document has been written to prompt discussion within South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), and possibly government...

2015 Evidence-informed policymaking in practice: an overview from South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs

This report reviews the issues that influence how policymakers work with evidence to develop, implement, monitor and report on environmental...