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The Ibrahim Index of African Governance is a comprehensive ranking of African countries according to governance quality. Funded and led by an African institution, the Ibrahim Index aims to be Africa’s leading assessment of governance that informs and empowers citizens to hold their governments and public institutions to account. Thus it is hoped to stimulate debate in a constructive way and establish a framework for good governance in Africa.
The Ibrahim Index measures the delivery of public goods and services to citizens by government and non-state actors. The Ibrahim Index uses indicators across four main pillars: Safety and Rule of Law; Participation and Human Rights; Sustainable Economic Opportunity; and Human Development as proxies for the quality of the processes and outcomes of governance.
Submitted by storytelling on 9 October 2009 - 9:29am. categories [ ]
This is a useful guide from the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre on the evaluation of the many tools to measure Local Government. Specifically the guide covers:
Submitted by storytelling on 16 August 2009 - 11:15am. categories [ ]
Many people in government and in the ANC do not agree that service delivery has failed in South Africa. It seems there is no agreement about what is Service Delivery or how it should be brought about or made to happen. Many people also do not know why it was called Service Delivery in the first place; but the unending spate of public protests definitely spells it out loud and clear that there is something wrong with Service Delivery in South Africa.
Service Delivery is a collective term and may include a vast array of factors residing almost in all spheres of government, communities and municipalities which may make it possible to achieve success in improving the quality of life of ordinary South Africans.
Submitted by africanstory on 28 July 2009 - 12:10pm. categories [ ]
Integrated Development [IDP] Service Delivery Impact Assessment Study: A case study from Buffalo City Municipality [BCM]
By: Jack Fine and Thembisa Norushe
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
The Director-General: Provincial and Local Government, Msengana-Ndlela, (2006), identified that the provision of basic service delivery and infrastructure still has to face the challenge of the slow pace and poor quality of service delivery. Specific mention was also made of the water, sanitation, and housing backlogs (Msengana-Ndlela, 2006:28).
BCM has made significant progress in meeting the basic needs of the majority of its population through the provision, expansion, upgrading and building of the necessary services. However, service delivery still has to overcome a number of challenges and setbacks in order for BCM to fully realise its aims and objectives to service the entire population within its jurisdiction.
Submitted by KMAadmin on 23 July 2009 - 3:03pm. categories [ ]
No matter how much we're tempted to judge service quality from our own point of view, it is only the customer's opinion that counts. Any judgement of service quality is irrelevant unless made by the customer. So what creates the sense of good or bad service? Can the customer 'service experience' be managed and if so, how? Consumers and tourists are becoming increasingly discerning and expecting more for their money and it seems that service providers who are proficient in managing their clients' experience can benefit significantly, especially in tight economic times. And some of these principles are applicable are as applicable to government service delivery as they are to hotels, restaurants, retain and any other space where there is an interraction between client and service provider.
Submitted by storytelling on 6 July 2009 - 12:53pm. categories [ ]
It is always advocated that knowledge sharing is important for improved service delivery. The question is how do you measure the impact? Is it possible to measure knowledge? If we cannot measure the contribution of knowldge sharing to improved service delivery why are we doing it. Programmes such as knowledge sharing and management are initiated to fill a specific gap.
Submitted by afrocent on 22 May 2009 - 7:08pm. categories [ ]
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC SECTOR
Submitted by KMAadmin on 5 May 2009 - 7:44pm. categories [ ]