Regional Air Pollution in Developing Countries (RAPIDC) 1998-2007
John Magne Skjelvik , Haakon Vennemo
RAPIDC is a programme contributing to solving air pollution in South Asia and Southern Africa. The evaluation of RAPIDC shows that phase III of the programme is mainly on schedule and is producing technical results of high quality. It is also contributing significantly to cooperation on and understanding of air pollution problems in South Asia and Southern Africa. RAPIDC has so far been weak on mitigation and policy analysis, and lacks a targeted information strategy to effectively promote policy interventions in the countries. Actions should be taken to reduce these shortcomings for the rest of phase III and an eventual phase IV.