Factors Hindering the Strategy
Unlike the NCS, the NEAP contains a quantifiable statement of objectives, has a substantial financial support base and is fully integrated into the macro-economic plans of the government. Government interest in the Action Plan was sustained by the unrelenting pressures from the World Bank who felt concerned about its past activities in the country which had led to serious environmental degradation. The international attention given to global environmental and sustainable development in the last few years further
compelled the government to focus on developing the NEAP. The favourable terms of the World Bank loans for environmental management, with their long repayment period and low interest rate, also encouraged the government's active role in the preparation of the strategy. The strong personality of FEPA's Chief Executive and the agency's location in the Presidency are also relevant factors that favoured the strategy.