South Africa Action Plan Review 2020-2022 – For Public Comment
In 2021, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the Action Plan Review for South Africa’s fourth action plan. The report provides a technical review of the action plan’s characteristics and the strengths and challenges the IRM identifies to inform a stronger implementation process.
In South Africa, the IRM’s findings are summarized below:
South Africa’s fourth action plan aims to reinvigorate the OGP process in the country after several years of inactivity. The plan’s three proposed themes are relevant and a good foundation on which to build. However, at present the commitments lack clarity and ambition. To strengthen its in-country impact and global leadership, South Africa can take advantage of an opportunity to submit a revised action plan, with clear implementation roadmaps and stronger government engagement.
The report is available in English. The public comment period closed 20 July 2021.