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The Presidency Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation. MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT. Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation Branch Standing Committee on Appropriations 21 August 2012. Introduction. November 2011 was mid-point of 2009 – 2014 electoral term

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The Presidency

Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE

PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT

Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation Branch

Standing Committee on Appropriations

21 August 2012


Introduction

November 2011 was mid-point of 2009 – 2014 electoral term

Narrative mid-term review has been circulated, taken as read

Review covers all 12 outcomes, including the five main priorities

Presentation will focus on highlights, details in narrative

Document is high-level, relatively short and readable and therefore does not comprehensively cover all work of government

Intention is to provide a frank and balanced assessment of our progress, and to contribute towards developing a culture of continuous improvement and accountable and transparent government


EDUCATION AND SKILLS


Education and skills progress

  • Improve quality of basic education

    • Increased number of children benefiting from ECD

    • Grade R enrolment doubled between 2003 and 2010

    • Workbooks developed

    • Grade 12 percentage passes increased in 2011, but fewer learners passing at bachelors level, and fewer learners passing maths

    • Implementing measures to address teacher quality

    • 70% of learners now in no-fee schools

  • Addressing the problem of unemployed and unskilled youth

    • Increased enrolment of adult learners for ABET

    • Increased enrolment at FET colleges

    • National Senior Certificate for Adults to meet university entry requirements registered, but curriculum development delayed

  • Providing skills required by the economy

    • Number of unemployed learners and workers entering learnerships exceeding targets

    • 11 335 artisan learners entered training, exceeding target of 10 000 for 2011

    • Target for new teachers, honours, masters , doctoral graduates will be met by 2014


Education and skills: recommended focus to address challenges

  • Improve quality of basic education

    • Strengthen quality and coverage of early childhood development

    • Improve literacy and numeracy levels in lower grades

    • Support teachers to be able to teach English as a second language at earlier grades

    • Address quality and performance in mathematics and physics earlier in the system

    • Timely delivery of work books and text books

    • Monitor use of work books

    • Monitor teacher attendance and teachers’ coverage of the curriculum

    • Address under-expenditure of education infrastructure budgets

    • Assess impact of teacher development initiatives and that unions are engaged

    • Increase number of learners passing at bachelor’s level

    • Make ANA school results publicly available, for parents to monitor performance

    • Targeted interventions in under-performing schools

    • Strengthen school management in weak performing schools

  • Address problem of unemployed and unskilled youth

    • Intensify efforts to improve quality of service provided by FET colleges

  • Skills requirement of economy

    • Improve enrolment and throughput rate for students at tertiary level in engineering & health science


HEALTH


Health progress

  • Combating HIV and AIDS, and TB

    • Number of people living with HIV has stabilised

    • Reduction in mother to child transmission from 8% in 2008 to 3.5% in 2011, protecting more than 30 000 babies (per annum) from infection

    • 19.9 million people tested for HIV from April 2010 to date

    • 1.7 million people receiving antiretroviral therapy, up from 1,1 million in 2009

    • Costs of ARV drugs halved – can treat more people within same resource envelope

    • 8 million people tested for TB and cure rate improved, reached 70% mark in 2010

  • Improving maternal and child health

    • Reached 70% immunization coverage for diarrhoea and pneumonia

    • Increased percentage of mothers and babies presenting for care within 6 days of birth

    • Cervical cancer screening rate increased from less than 40% in 2009 to 57% in 2011

  • Improve health system effectiveness

    • Substantial steps taken towards establishment of NHI (Green Paper)

    • Good progress towards establishing Office of Health Standards Compliance

    • Audit of service quality in over 75% of health facilities, improvement plans being developed

    • Developed human resource strategy, linking intake to projected demand

    • Training plans to ensure hospital managers meet minimum competency requirements

    • Progress in PHC re-engineering and deployment of health teams to communities

    • Audit of all 122 nursing colleges, 45 of the targeted 105 refurbished


Health: recommended focus areas for remainder of term

  • Implement comprehensive information management system to track people on antiretroviral treatment

  • Intensify prevention of HIV and AIDS and TB and integration of services between them

  • Address increasing non-communicable diseases such as heart conditions; injury and violence, and socio-economic determinants of health such as poverty

    • Need to intensify multi-sectoral focus in these areas

  • Intensify focus on child nutrition and meeting the 90% target of deliveries in facilities

  • Implement service quality improvement plans following quality audits

  • Joint planning between Health, Higher Education and academic institutions to train doctors, pharmacists and nurses

  • Consider moving funding and management of the 10 central hospitals to national level

  • Improve performance of the National Health Laboratory Services

  • Address under-expenditure on health infrastructure grants and maintenance

  • Address financial and supply chain management challenges in health departments

    • Maintain turnaround momentum - despite significant improvements, SA performance on health indicators still poor by international standards relative to expenditure levels


  • CRIME AND CORRUPTION


    Crime and corruption: mid-term review of progress

    • Reducing overall levels of serious crime in particular contact and trio crimes

      • Overall serious crime decreased from 3,872 to 3,680 per 100,000 of the population

      • Murder, attempted murder, car-jackings and house robberies have decreased, however marginal increase in business robberies

      • Perceptions of the management of crime among citizens have improved

    • Improving effectiveness of the CJS

      • Detection rates for contact and trio crime increasing

      • Case backlog decreasing

    • Combating corruption

      • 1 529 allegedly corrupt people in the criminal justice system investigated

        • 192 officials were criminally charged, 86 convicted and 296 were departmentally charged between April and September 2011

      • 56 suspects with illegally obtained assets of more than R5 million investigated, 26 of these have appeared in court but no convictions yet, assets worth R580 million of 19 individuals restrained

      • 255 other corruption-related convictions from April 2011 to date

      • 23 Presidential Proclamations since 2009 for SIU to investigate corruption cases

    • Improving victim support

      • Progress in establishing Thuthuzela Care Centres /Victim Support Rooms at police stations


    Crime and corruption: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Improve effectiveness of criminal justice system

      • SAPS far exceeded its targets for overall serious crime – targets set too low?

      • Align and integrate ICT systems of relevant departments to make CJS efficient

      • Speed up finalisation of cases in the courts

      • Further improve investigative (SAPS) and prosecutorial (NPA) capacities

    • Monitor parolee re-offending, and rehabilitation in general

      • Increase involvement of perpetrators of serious crimes in rehabilitation

      • Track re-offending by perpetrators of serious crime released on parole

      • Increase involvement of victims in parole hearings

    • Improving victim support

      • Increase number of victims who attend parole hearings

      • Assess quality of services in Thuthuzela Care Centres and Victim Support Rooms

    • Combating corruption

      • Improve quality and number of prosecutors, forensic and financial investigators in Anti-Corruption Task Team to increase chances of securing convictions

      • Ensure single coordination point for existing anti-corruption structures


    JOBS


    Jobs progress

    • Advances in coordination around growth strategies (NGP, stakeholder agreements)

    • Progress with promotion of labour absorbing growth - industrial development strategies in manufacturing , mineral products; procurement reform ; Jobs Fund

      • Progress with improving competitiveness and reducing costs:

        • Implementation of IPAP, minerals beneficiation, autos, clothing, solar water heating and renewable energy

      • Communications costs declining but rising electricity and transport prices

      • Strong action by competition authorities - food production, fertilisers, construction

    • Business case prepared to expand Community Work Programme to 1 million per annum


    Jobs: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Ongoing implementation of New Growth Path and related strategies

    • Address cost and reliability of electricity and transport

    • Decisions on youth employment programmes and urgent implementation of these

    • Address stagnating research and development

    • Increase impact of SME support programmes

    • More systematic monitoring of implementation of microeconomic reforms, e.g. municipal permits and building approvals, work permits

      • Review impact of government regulations, charges and administered prices on employment creation

    • Implementation of business case for expansion of Community Work Programme and improvement of capacity in government to oversee the programme

    • Preparations for risk of slow global growth and to reduce potential impact of immediate risk of higher food prices, review policies which allow sharp food price fluctuations

    • Improve coordination of jobs initiatives across departments


    Economic infrastructure


    Economic infrastructure progress

    • Creation of Independent System Operator (ISMO) underway, to allow participation by Independent Power Producers (IPPs)

    • Medupi is a little behind schedule, Kusile is ahead of schedule - deficit until Medupi/Kusile are generating electricity

    • Logistics – road, rail and ports

      • Transnet moving freight to rail - 206mt by end of 2011/12 (2014 target 250mt)

      • Container Terminals – Durban re-engineering 90% complete, Cape Town 92% complete, Nqura 2 container berths added and 2 more will be completed by March 2012

      • Locomotive acquisition on track

      • Progress with national roads , but affordability of tolls is a challenge

    • Progress with Water Augmentation Schemes and rehabilitation of 9 out of 25 dams complete, progress on water licences backlog, but little progress on equitable water pricing and funding models

    • Information and communication technology – wholesale broadband prices dropped by 73%, local loop unbundling with different providers on the same telephone lines starts by November 2012, 60% Digital Television broadcasting coverage

    • Improving coordination of infrastructure build programme through Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission – project plans clustered, sequenced and prioritised into a project pipeline


    Economic infrastructure: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Complete establishment of Independent System Operator, establish single transport regulator, increase private sector participation in rail and ports

    • Monitor Medupi build programme, promote co-generation options, accelerate integration of renewable energy and accelerate demand-side savings

    • Logistics – road, rail and ports

      • Further improvement of port productivity

      • Address the affordability of road tolls

    • Ensure progress on equitable water pricing strategy, funding models and institutional structures for water infrastructure delivery and maintenance

    • Complete ICT connections of 125 Dinaledi and 1 525 district schools, finalise & implement national broadband plan, local loop unbundling, oversee Digital TV implementation

    • Create new institutional mechanisms at administrative level to sequence and coordinate the delivery of strategic integrated projects across the spheres of government and the private sector, fast-tracking approvals and ensuring value for money


    RURAL DEVELOPMENT


    Rural development progress

    • Addressing rural needs in a comprehensive fashion and improving services

      • Creation of rural champion in Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR)

      • Some appropriate service delivery models for remote rural areas have been developed (e.g. solar power, mobile clinics) but should be introduced more widely

      • Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) reached 80 wards but at high cost per household

    • Agrarian reform and improving access to food

      • Land acquisition and redistribution programme: 823 300 hectares to 20 290 beneficiaries between 2009 and 2011

      • Restitution programme: 712 claims settled between 2009 and 2011

      • Overall, 6.7 million hectares transferred to blacks between 1994 and 2011 (27% of 2014 target of 24.5 million hectares)

      • Recapitalisation programme is benefiting 595 farms

    • Rural job creation

      • National Rural Youth Service Corps in 2010 trained 5 340 youth, but rural employment levels lower than in 2009


    Rural development: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Addressing rural needs in a comprehensive fashion

      • Develop policy and strategy on rural development

      • Evaluate Comprehensive Rural Development Programme pilot

      • Strengthen rural local government

      • Improve coordination and integration of different departments’ work in rural areas

    • Agrarian reform and improving access to food

      • Speed up restitution and land transfer processes

      • Increase post-settlement support to small holders

      • Promote subsistence agriculture

      • Tackle high food prices

    • Rural job creation

      • Focus on agro-processing, mineral beneficiation , tourism , local purchasing, environmental services

      • Expand the Community Works Programme in rural areas


    HUMAN SETTLEMENTS


    Human settlements progress

    • Informal Settlements upgrading

      • 83 000 serviced sites delivered by provinces by September 2011

      • Concern about meeting target of reaching 400 000 households by 2014

    • Rental Housing

      • 15 469 social/public/private units built (19% of target) with good project pipeline

    • Accreditation

      • On track with 8 municipalities accredited to level 2, awaiting provincial gazetting

      • 16 municipalities assessed for compliance

    • Well located state land made available for integrated housing delivery

      • On track with 1 329 hectares of SOE land is being transferred to Housing Development Agency & 1 066 hectares transferred to municipalities

    • Finance to the affordable housing market

      • Housing Development Finance Institutions – 122 000 loans to Sept 2011, on track

      • Contribution of private banks not yet being recorded by NDHS– therefore not able to report on progress against overall target of 600 000 loans


    Human settlements: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Acceleration of integrated housing delivery

      • National support to provinces and municipalities to map, categorise and implement informal settlement upgrade plans in 45 priority municipalities

      • Need national rental policy (that includes backyards), regulations and responsibilities

      • Provinces need to gazette 8 level 2 accreditations of municipalities

      • Need full accreditation of 6 metros

    • Identify and release well located state land to support higher densities

      • Conclude agreements with landholding government agencies on rapid land transfer, including its financing and requirements for densification

      • Put in place technical support agreements with municipalities and provinces for land transfer

    • Facilitate improvements in affordable “gap” housing market

      • Complete rationalisation of Housing Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)

      • Increase DFI support to provinces to develop mixed income and mixed use projects

      • Monitor private banks contribution to affordable housing market

      • Engage with private banks to increase their role in affordable housing


    LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND BASIC SERVICES


    Local government and basic services progress

    • Water

      • Overall access at 94.5% , on target for 2014

      • Rate of delivery of the water infrastructure slowing, due to lack of bulk infrastructure, lack of engineering expertise for maintenance and operation

    • Refuse removal

    • Basic level of refuse removal risen to 72% by 2010/11, on target for 2014

    • Unpermitted land-fill sites a constraint

      • DEA is working with provinces on this


    …local government and basic services progress continued

    Access to sanitation increased from 77% to 82% in 2011, not on target for 2014


    …local government and basic services progress continued

    Access to electricity improved to 84% in 2011, not on target for 2014 due to lack of generation capacity, lack of bulk infrastructure and distribution networks


    Local government and basic services: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Basic services

      • Put in place appropriate national institutional arrangements for coordinating delivery of basic services

      • Improve basic service norms to reflect whether infrastructure is actually working

      • Prepare and implement plans for delivery of basic services in the 22 districts with the highest backlogs

  • Strengthening municipal capacity

    • Implement appropriate planning, financing, support to different categories of municipalities

    • Expand the Community Works Programme to 1 million jobs

    • Strengthen ward committees to develop and implement ward-level service delivery improvement plans

    • Focused interventions in the weakest municipalities to improve financial management

    • Ensure municipalities fill senior management and technical posts with qualifiedand capable staff

    • More focus by provincial governments on fulfilling their constitutional and legislative mandate to support, monitor and intervene in municipalities


  • Environmental assets and natural resources


    Environmental assets and natural resources progress

    • Water

      • Water use efficiency targets set for agriculture sector

      • Water use licensing backlog significantly reduced

      • 66 water supply systems awarded Blue Drop certification for 2010/11 period, increase of 74% against 2010

      • Number of waste-water treatment works that scored more than 50% in Green Drop assessment increased from 216 in 2009 to 460 in 2011

      • Accelerated Community Infrastructure Programme achieved 63m cubic metres of water savings against planned 3m

      • Plans for addressing Acid Mine Drainage in place - emergency scheme starts by March 2012 in the Western Basin

    • National Air Quality Indicator shows marginal improvement

    • 42% renewable energy in Integrated Resource Plan, 28 preferred independent power producers announced

    • 200 000 solar heaters installed, 70% in rural areas (2014 target 1 million)

    • New biosphere reserve (Gouritz Cluster) added to conservation estate, 13% of coast has partial protection (target of 14% by 2014)

    • 307 731 work opportunities and 74 114 full-time jobs created through Environment and Culture Sector of the EPWP


    Environmental assets and natural resources: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Water

      • Expand Blue Drop and Green Drop certification programmes and raise quality of water

      • Implement Acid Mine Drainage plans monitor mines’ compliance with water licences

    • Reduce solid fuel burning in homes and manage vehicle emissions

    • Implement White Paper on Climate Change and meet ambient air quality standards

    • Implement the projects approved and take forward the SA Renewables Initiative (SARI) launched at COP 17

    • Ensure amendments to building regulations to promote energy efficiency are implemented

    • Implement simplified EIA process for SMEs and centralised electronic system for tracking environmental authorisation

    • Strengthen the National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit (NWCRU) to address poaching, including rhinos

    • Consolidate the conservation estate


    A better South Africa and a better and safer Africa in a better world


    A better South Africa and a better and safer Africa in a better world progress

    • Consolidation of the African Agenda

      • Integration of NEPAD into the structures of the AU

      • Progress with the planning of key NEPAD infrastructure projects, including the North-South road and rail corridor

      • Elected on AU Peace and Security Council for a two year term, and the AU endorsement of SA’s candidature for the non-permanent UN Security Council seat, aiming to improve linkages between these two

    • Regional integration

      • SADC Free Trade Agreement consolidated – 92% of product lines now 0% rated, compared to 85% in 2009

    • Reform of global governance institutions

      • World Bank – Executive Director position created for SA, Nigeria, Angola

      • International Monetary Fund – G20 agreement on reform of IMF

      • UN Security Council – some progress in agreement to move reform from a discussion forum to a formal negotiation process

    • Trade and investment

      • Inward foreign direct investment has been improving, improvement in high value added exports and number of tourists

    • Successfully hosted COP 17 and obtained agreement


    A better South Africa and a better and safer Africa in a better world: recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Consolidation of the African Agenda

      • Continue to strengthen structures and promote unity and cohesion of the region and continent

      • Continue to assert an independent African view in international platforms, including the UN Security Council, World Trade Organisation (e.g. re the Doha Round)

    • Regional integration

      • Consolidate the SADC Free Trade Agreement – further dropping trade barriers

      • Promote industrial development in SADC, leveraging complementarities and using a value-chain approach linking with NEPAD infrastructure projects

    • Reform of global governance institutions

      • International Monetary Fund – campaign for another seat for Africa

      • UN Security Council – continue to call for early and fundamental reform

      • WTO – build alliances with partners to reclaim the development mandate that launched the negotiations

    • Trade and investment- leverage additional investment from targeted economies


    An effective and efficient public service


    An efficient and effective public service progress

    • Some significant examples of improvements in service delivery, but not yet widespread

      • Waiting and turnaround times – significant progress in some departments e.g. Home Affairs with IDs (127 to 45 days) and permits; SASSA with processing of social grants (30 to 9 days); SAPS reaction times for serious crimes from 50 to 18 minutes

      • Health done audit of 4 210 health facilities and implementing improvement plans

    • On average less than 3% of funded posts vacant, but particular shortages of professional and technical skill

    • Time taken to fill vacant posts has improved from 9 months to 6 months (target is 4 months)

    • Standardised financial and human resource management delegations developed to enable quicker decision-making in departments

    • New regulations for monitoring of supply chain management, and to ensure payment to suppliers in 30 days

    • 74% of national departments received unqualified audits in 2010/11 – an improvement from 66% in 2009/10

    • DPME, National Treasury, DPSA and Offices of Premier assessing quality of management practices in depts, improvement plans being put in place and monitored


    Effective public service : recommended focus for remainder of term

    • Resolve issue of single public service

    • Improve service delivery quality and access

      • Draw lessons from best practices such as Home Affairs

      • Ensure all depts have service standards and improvement plans (currently only 78% of departments comply)

    • Focus on recruitment of professional and technical staff

      • Ensure performance agreements for HoDs are submitted to Public Service Commission

      • Reduce turnaround time on disciplinary cases

    • Ensure 100% of senior managers disclose their private interests, verify disclosures, and eliminate any potential risks of conflict of interest

    • Pay suppliers within 30 days

    • Address deteriorating provincial audit results (69% unqualified audits in 2010/11 from 73% in 2009/10)

    • Deal with cases reported on Anti-Corruption Hotline (currently national depts have only finalised 70% of cases and provincial departments 78%)


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