Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 10, No 1 (2018)

Monitoring And Evaluation Mechanisms For Sustainable Development In Sedibeng District Municipality

Engeline Ntombi Zwane

Abstract


The paper scrutinises the influence of the execution of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system in local government context with reference to Sedibeng District Municipality. The interest of this paper originates from the initiatives developed by a democratic government on monitoring and evaluation for growing effectiveness for a contemporary public service. Such initiatives were concerned were concerned with coordination and integration of government system and services. A monitoring and evaluation system, is a set of organisational structures and management processes which enable associations to discharge their M&E functions effectively. It is mainly used to assess the performance of a project, institutions and programmes se to achieve institutional results. The objective is to improve the existing and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. It also identifies the factors which contributes to its service delivery outcome. A qualitative method is applied to realise the objectives of the study. A questionnaire is developed and interview is scheduled to inquire the M&E practices in SDM. The implementation of any system requires systematic preparation and cautious execution. The authors list a various causes of the failure of M&E systems in an organisation during its implementation. The means of implementing M&E system are discussed in this paper. The step-by step approach that need to be taken into account while implementing the M&E systems in the SMD. The paper concludes with a description of a proposed model to implement the M&E system in the SDM.

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