The performance management system as implementation tool for integrated development plans : the case of Ngwathe Local Municipality
Motingoe, Rapulo Solomon
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One of the major challenges facing municipalities in South Africa is the need to achieve the development goals and objectives contained in the Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) given the limited resources and populations which are increasing at a disproportionate rate to the resources available. The IDPs are the management and planning instruments and are only effective if they enable municipalities to improve and accelerate the delivery of essential services and development. In this context, a mechanism is required to determine how municipalities are faring in terms of the services they intend to deliver to their communities and a Performance Management System (PMS) is such a critical mechanism. The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent to which Ngwathe Local Municipality utilises its PMS as a tool for effective implementation of its IDP to achieve its developmental priorities and objectives. It was found during the literature review that when the processes of IDP and PMS are linked, the resulting performance is more likely to meet the needs of an institution.
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