7.2 FOSAD Clusters and Outcomes Based Monitoring


The national climate change response actions shall be guided by the relevant FOSAD clusters based on the different elements of their mandate. The Economic Sectors and Employment Cluster shall continue to provide strategic leadership on all climate change issues that have a strong bearing of economic growth and employment creation, the Infrastructure cluster shall continue to provide strategic leadership on all infrastructure related aspects of this policy and the International Cooperation Cluster shall continue to provide strategic leadership on international engagements as they relate to climate change. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Country’s climate change programme shall be undertaken through the outcomes based system that has been established by the Presidency and shall be reported through the delivery forums for:

Outcome 1: Improved quality of basic education;

Outcome 2: A long and healthy life for all South Africans;

Outcome 3: All People in South Africa are and feel safe;

Outcome 4: Decent employment through inclusive growth;

Outcome 5: A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path;

Outcome 6: An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network;

Outcome 7: Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities and food security for all;

Outcome 8: Sustainable human settlements and an improved quality of household life;

Outcome 9: Responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government system;

Outcome 10: Environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced;

Outcome 11: Creating A better South Africa and Contributing to a Better (and Safer) Africa and a better World; and

Outcome 12: An efficient, effective and development oriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship.



We support this monitoring approach but advocate for involvement of communities in monitoring where possible. They can capture data using rain water gauges, borehole monitors, temperature gauges etc. this data can be fed into national data systems but in the process communities are empowered to adapt better and prepare for impacts on the local level.