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2022 Municipal skills and capacity assessment study: views from municipal officials at eight South African municipalities

There are growing concerns over the capability of the state to deliver services to its constituents. The National Development Plan (NDP) ide...

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2021 Evaluation of the national education collaboration trust: final report

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) conducted by a team commissioned by ...

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2020 Public officials' skills and capacity assessment: interim key informant interviews report

Under the 1996 Constitution, South African local government was given a critical mandate to "provide democratic and accountable government f...

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2019 The way forward: fast Tracking the implementation of the NDP in South Africa: lessons from South Korea

This monograph reviewed the economic experiences of both countries and how South Africa could draw from South Korea's success with a focus o...