Indicators to Promote Civil Society’s (NGOs and CBOs) Participation in the Implementation of Ethiopia’s National and Regional Action Programs of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification


The main purpose of this study is to develop indicators that promote and monitor the participation of Civil Society (NGOs and CBOs) in the processes related to the formulation and implementation of the UNCCD NAP and RAPs in Ethiopia.

Report No. 26 | Yonis Berkele and Anne Mossige | March 2003

 The main purposes of the indicators include:

  • Assist discussions and orientations about UNCCD/NAP implementation and dryland management at policy levels decision-making, and in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the NAP and RAPs.
  • Serve as references during negotiations and program improvements.
  • Serve as tools for reporting status and progress of the UNCCD/NAP
  • Form a basis for inventorying and assessing vital information related to the UNCCD/NAP.
  • Identify new UNCCD relevant policy instruments and improve existing ones.
  • Enhance the potential for relevant, effective and efficient NAP implementation through political consensus and effective partnership among stakeholders.
  • Assist different interested groups and people involved in the UNCCD NAP implementation to communicate easily and to share information effectively.
  • Serve as supplementary tools in formulating new regulatory instruments.
  • Guide implementation and establish research priorities.
  • Assist the development of regional and woreda specific NAP and RAP implementation strategies, programs and projects, as well as evaluating and monitoring the effects and impact of UNCCD/NAP implementation.
  • Serve as starting point for formulating the overall indicators for UNCCD/NAP implementation; and
  • Help to control and clarify many issues related to UNCCD/NAP implementation.

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