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Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation Policy: Strategies Towards Anti-Corrupt Practices and Better Service Delivery

26 July 2010
12:30 - 13:30

Date :

26 July 2010

Time :

12:30 – 13:30

Presenters :

Professor Edwin Ijeomah


The long awaited introduction of the Government Wide Monitoring and Evaluation (GWME) policy in South Africa in 2005 and the establishment of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) in 2006  were well applauded by many South Africans who had for many years of a democratic state desired public accountability and better service delivery. These have undoubtedly influenced the establishment of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation unit in the Presidency by the present Zuma-administration.


It has become more crucial that impact assessment procedures and processes be factored into the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems of government projects and programme at all levels. This paper deviates a little from the current debate which focuses mainly on impact evaluation. It explores some practical ways of demonstrating that M&E with a focus on impact assessment is not a mare primary means of collecting and analysing information, but should be used more as a result-based technique for managing government projects and programmes.

Edwin Okey Ijeoma is a Professor of Policy and Public sector Economics in the School of Public Management and Development at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He was a senior academic at the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa (Unisa). He was a pioneer Research specialist at the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Secretariat Johannesburg and serves as Policy Adviser to several Public sector and development institutions in South Africa and abroad. He has presented a number of papers in local and international conferences and published articles and books on NEPAD, Globalisation and Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and other development issues.

The presentation from the seminar is now available for download 

The audio presentation from the seminar is available for download

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