Report says Southern Africa's development is not integrated
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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A new report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says while the linkages between the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development are well understood within Southern Africa, the sub region has not adopted an integrated approach to development. The report, Progress towards sustainable development in Southern Africa prepared with the assistance of the African Development Bank, and circulated at the ongoing Rio+20 conference, for this reason, the inter-linkages between the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development are fundamentally not being achieved. Ministries and government departments with responsibility for areas linked to these pillars in respective countries act independently and there is little coordination.