Date: 15 Sep 2004
Venue: Gallagher Estate, Midrand
Purpose and Objectives
Background and rationale
Monitoring and evaluation has been identified as priority in service delivery. There is an acknowledgement across the board that there is a big gap in this area in government, and that a clear governance and development indicators are needed to measure government performance. It is one of the critical issues that have been identified in the January 2004 Cabinet Lekgotla which tasked the G&A cluster to establish a task team to develop an overaching M&E framework. Subsequently, the G&A cluster has prioritised the issue and is embarking on a process to establish a state-wide monitoring and evaluation framework with shared indicators.
The joint MPSA workshop held on 01 December 2004 also identified M&E as a critical challenge. The DPSA is expected to provide some guidance and direction on how to help government evaluate and monitor its performance as there presently exists no uniform M&E framework/system for the public service in the country.
At a micro-level, departments are grappling with monitoring and evaluating their own service delivery progress. Several departments and provinces have however developed their own provincial specific M&E systems to assist them in tracking their performance, particularly in relation to performance monitoring of the implementaion of the provincial growth and development plans.
Inputs and presentations will come from:
Participants will be drawn from national departments and provinces. This will be officials who are responsible for policy development and planning, performance and service delivery monitoring in their respective departments.