Formative Evaluation of the Presidential Intervention within the King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province


1.1/2 The King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality (KSD LM) was declared as a Presidential Intervention (PI) node by President Zuma in August 2009 with the aim of revitalising the town of Mthatha. The Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency commissioned a Formative Evaluation of the KSD PI in order to establish the merits and trade-offs that a presidential intervention brings to bear on a locality facing stubborn social, administrative, institutional and economic problems.
1.3 The KSD PI Formative Evaluation was launched in February 2013. The methodology included:
? A review of literature on urban renewal, government coordination approaches, and the historical context and trajectory of the KDS LM (February 2013);
? Review of a wide range of KSD PI-specific documentation including minutes of meetings, key municipal documents, and progress reports (February - September 2013);
? Results from a survey of 28 representatives of the KSD PI workstreams and Provincial Working Group (PWG) (April - May 2013);
? Interviews with 21 representatives from the various KSD PI workstreams (March – June 2013);
? Interaction in four scheduled Programme Management Unit (PMU) meetings serving as a Steering Committee (SC) (May 2013 - May 2014).


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Friday, 04 July 2014
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Initiated By:
Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, The Presidency
Undertaken By:
Impact Economix
Evaluation Period:
December 2012 - July 2014
Evaluation Area:
Public service, governance, M&E
Local government
National Outcome:
National Outcome 9: A responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government system.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Other (Formative)
Evaluation Subject:
Other (Formative)
Geographic Scope:

Evaluation Documents

File Name
KSD Final Report 14.07.04.pdf
436 Formative Eval of the Presidential Inter within the KSD Loc Mun EC.pdf
KSD TOR 20 Nov 12 121121(JN)doc (2).pdf

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