Monitoring and evaluation as an infrastructure enhancement strategy in Vhembe District Municipality of South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Nkuna, N. W.
dc.contributor.advisor Thakhathi, D. R.
dc.contributor.author Shivambu, Phanuel
dc.date 2021
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-08T15:24:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-08T15:24:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-12
dc.identifier.citation Shivambu, Phanuel (2021) Monitoring and evaluation as an infrastructure enhancement strategy in Vhembe District Municipality of South Africa. University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1745>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1745
dc.description PhD (Public Administration) en_ZA
dc.description Oliver Tambo Institute for Governance and Policy Studies
dc.description.abstract This study investigated Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as an infrastructure enhancement strategy at Vhembe District Municipality (VDM), South Africa. This District consists of four local municipalities which are Collins Chabane, Makhado, Musina and Thulamela. The introduction of Monitoring and Evaluation system is essential in promoting the functionality, transparency and accountability of municipalities and other government departments. That can eventually lead to better quality infrastructure delivery if effectively implemented. Theory of Change and logical framework model have been used as central theories since they both speak to best practices for efficiency in government. A mixed method of quantitative and qualitative approach was used in this study. The selection of participants was done by means of purposive sampling method. Both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data was collected through interviews and questionnaires. Thematic analysis and International Business Machinery-Statistical Product and Service Solutions (IBM-SPSS) were done for analysation. Secondary data was obtained from government publications, research publication, books, journals legislation, print media conference papers and internet. The findings revealed that there is an evident existence of poor monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure development projects due to: lack of capacity for implementation; no specific budget for funding the activities and resources; non- existence of policy to provide specific guidelines; lack of enough staff for implementation; poor political and management willingness; and lack of support from the province. It is found that the above challenges need to be attended to for effective implementation of the system by the municipalities. Based on that, for effective monitoring and evaluation in the municipality, it is recommended that: municipality should provide training for staff as a form of capacity building; have specific budget for funding activities and resources; have own specific policy to provide guidelines; there should be active participation of beneficiary community in the whole process; use data gathered through the process for improvement of future projects by municipalities; have political and management willingness for implementation and use of data gathered for decision making; follow logical framework (i.e. from inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts of projects); dissemination of findings to all main stakeholders including general public to improve transparency and accountability; province should provide support to the municipalities; and the establishment of District and Local municipalities’ forums. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource ()
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject Monitoring en_ZA
dc.subject Monitoring and evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject Infrastructure en_ZA
dc.subject Strategy en_ZA
dc.subject.ddc 351.68257
dc.subject.lcsh Infrastructure (Economics) -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Human settlements -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Public goods -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Capital -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Monitoring and evaluation as an infrastructure enhancement strategy in Vhembe District Municipality of South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA

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