The policy support component responds to the specific needs of each pilot country building on and scaling up existing activities to promote the development of green economy and SCP policies and regulatory frameworks in those countries.

All activities provide technical support to establish or strengthen the enabling conditions for the selected target sector(s) in the respective countries, complementing efforts underway through others programmes, including SCP programmes, global 10YFP and green economy initiatives in Africa.

The component supports the formulation of policies, regulations and standards, and the establishment, or strengthening, of relevant institutions necessary for resource efficient and green businesses to emerge and grow. The policy support component also supports the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the combination of economic, social and environmental gains from the shift to SCP practices, to promote engagement of other ministries responsible for economic and development policies. The extent to which the public sector can support demand for more sustainable goods and services through procurement activities will also be explored. The policy support component involves a variety of stakeholders, including the private sector, in policy dialogue on fiscal and environmental reforms required to identify effective and acceptable policies.


Policy Process


    The starting point in each country will be a joint stocktaking study with the relevant participating country authorities to prepare an agreed road map / action plan for the policy support interventions in that country.. >> Read more.

    Through a consultative process, the following types of activities will be initiated in the inception phase and undertaken at national level, further developing and then delivering the following outputs, according to the priorities defined by the countries. This list will be adjusted to activities and outputs delivered by the projects under Component B, as those projects are defined and implemented.. >> Read more.

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