Problem

Progressive reduction in government action commitment

Other Names:
Governmental delayed withdrawal of commitment to action
Nature:
Having made a strong commitment to act on a problem, and received the politically necessary media coverage, governments tend to feel free to gradually reduce the level of their commitment so that little is in effect accomplished in response to the problem. The reduction of commitment may take the form of disempowering the agency mandated to act, either by imposing impossible constraints, reducing the funds committed to the project, or appointing incompetent people to manage the programme.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
19.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST