Ingwe Rail Project: Impact Assessment Report

Description

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development is committed to boosting the economy of the province. The Department achieves this is by stimulating and encouraging initiatives that boost economic development at local levels, thus creating an enabling environment for LED in which various stakeholders such as municipalities, business associations, civil society and communities are empowered to initiate, plan
and manage their projects. This is in accordance with the department’s 2006-2010 Strategic and Performance Plan.
In order to measure if funded projects are achieving the purposes for which they were funded, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development commissioned evaluations for selected projects. These evaluations are used to assess the extent to
which the purpose of the funded projects has been achieved and the impact that these projects have had in stimulating and growing economic development at a local level. In light of this, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development selected the Ingwe rail project for evaluation purposes. This report presents findings of the evaluation of the above project. The report covers the project background, objectives of the evaluation, research methodology used in the evaluation, key research questions, analysis and recommendations.

EVALUATION OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the evaluation are:
• To investigate the purpose and back ground for which the project was funded.
• To identify stakeholders who were involved in the planning and execution of the project.
• To investigate the processes of stakeholder selection.
• To examine the extent to which the project has achieved its intended objectives.
• To identify the reasons for achieving or not achieving the objectives.
• To understand challenges and lessons learnt as a result of the implementation of the project
• To give recommendations for future improvements.

Information

Evaluation Number:
41
Score:
3.0
Report Approval:
31 May 2007
Published:
28 January 2013
Initiated By:
KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
Undertaken By:
KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
Evaluation Period:
November 2006 to May 2007
Evaluation Area:
LED, SMEs & local development projects
National Outcome:
National Outcome 6: An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Impact
Evaluation Subject:
Project
Geographic Scope:
Provincial

Evaluation Documents

File Name
41 EQAT 20130320 nk_mb.pdf
DED Ingwe Rail Report.pdf 41.pdf

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