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Environmental monitoring and evaluation in Sub-Sahara Africa – a state of the art review

Mpakati Gama, Effiness; Wamuziri, Sam; Sloan, Brian


Effiness Mpakati Gama

Sam Wamuziri

Brian Sloan


The knowledge and understanding of the environmental related problems associated with development activities has increased rapidly in recent years. Consequently, arise in adoption of appraisal tools for monitoring environmental performance is also evidenced in a number of countries. In Sub-Sahara African (SSA) region, for instance, policy and regulation reform has been intensified over the past two decades demonstrating governments’ initiatives in addressing environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. This paper reviews the extent of contribution the policy instruments make in monitoring and evaluating environmental impacts related to the building industry in the SSA. Basing on the reviewed literature of an ongoing PhD research, it is noted that there is need for appropriate information and data on which the proposed policies are to be based. Also different building stakeholders, researchers and the public sector need to participate not only in the policy formulation but also in defining sustainability in the local context and be considered as the basis for policy formulation.


Mpakati Gama, E., Wamuziri, S., & Sloan, B. (2011). Environmental monitoring and evaluation in Sub-Sahara Africa – a state of the art review. Built & Human Environment Reivew, 4, 56-63

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Sep 12, 2011
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2011
Print ISSN 1759-0574
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Pages 56-63
Keywords Environment; sustainability; policy; Sub-Saharan Africa;
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