Finalizing and Publicizing the Plan
The Plan was produced in less than six months, a very short time for such an important strategic document. The reasons for this were partly due to the wish to respond quickly to the identified need for such a plan in the macroeconomic policy document. Secondly, having made the original commitment to produce the NEMP-E in a specific time frame, it was not seen as acceptable to extend the time period even though additional consultations were required beyond those originally planned. In addition, the time frame could not be extended because the staff involved in the NEMP-E also had responsibilities to contribute to other processes, such as the biodiversity and anti-desertification strategies, and so had no choice but to complete the NEMP-E in the original time envisaged.