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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120500  Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a National or Local Government sector. This standard will enable the learner to apply strategic level development and governance competences to ensure integrated and sustainable processes, outcomes, structures, strategies, planning, implementation management, monitoring and evaluation at a municipal level. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Monitoring and reporting on the progress towards the achievement of targets and projects set out in the business plans, on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the progress towards the achievement of targets and projects set out in the business plans, on an annual and five yearly basis.
  • Providing appropriate and timeous recommendations and revisions to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning processes, plans and practices in the municipality and on development in the municipal area.
  • Evaluating integrated development planning in terms of its underlying principles.
  • Evaluating the integrated development planning and implementation process in terms of a range of governance principles, concepts and tools.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning processes and implementation of the IDP. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard should be competent in Communication at NQF level 4 and Computer Literacy at NQF level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Good governance is defined and explained in the context of local government in South Africa.
  • Principles of good governance are listed and explained with reference to integrated development planning and implementation in own work context. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor and report on the progress towards the achievement of targets and projects set out in the business plans, on a quarterly and annual basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The optimal use of the performance management system to enable regular monitoring and reporting on progress on a quarterly and annual basis is explained and ensured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of data sets will include manual and electronic possibilities; financial statements; balanced score-card options, spatial interpretations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The quarterly and annual reporting of performance against plan is motivated and facilitated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A way to challenge role players to optimize the delivery process and activities as required is designed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made and action taken where required to remove operational blockages, amend projects, phasing of projects, procurement processes, budget allocation etc. to improve implementation and impact. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and report on the progress towards the achievement of targets and projects set out in the business plans, on an annual and five yearly basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measurable indicators for municipal wide targets are designed, tested and buy-in ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of available statistical data for the municipal area, customer satisfaction studies, quality of life indexes, etc. from a variety of other sources, in monitoring development outcomes and targets is explored and utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A framework is designed and the monitoring of medium term municipal wide objectives and targets on an annual basis is facilitated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A framework is designed and the monitoring of long term municipal wide objectives and targets on a five yearly basis is facilitated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A methodology is set in place to benchmark and compare the development and service delivery outcomes in the municipality against/with that in other areas. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide recommendations and revisions to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning processes, plans and practices in the municipality and on development in the municipal area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quarterly, annual and other reports are used to disseminate information to relevant role players and decision makers timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations are made and action taken where required to improve the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning and/or other municipal management processes (such as budgeting, performance management, business planning). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Revisions agreed to by the task teams/responsible line departments/ decision makers are done in a timeous way and in a suitable format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations, discussions and revisions are recorded and stored with original plans, documentation, data and monitoring reports. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate integrated development planning in terms of its underlying principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The IDP process is evaluated in terms of its contribution to democratise planning and implementation processes and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The IDP process is evaluated in terms of its contribution to ensure that sustainability principles are applied and valued in municipal planning and governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The IDP process is evaluated in terms of its contribution to ensure horizontal and vertical integration in prioritisation, resource allocation and implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The IDP process is evaluated in terms of its contribution to ensure that municipal planning and governance are implementation orientated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The IDP process is evaluated in terms of its contribution to ensure municipal planning and governance are underlined by strategic thinking and strategic development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate the integrated development planning and implementation process in terms of a range of governance principles, concepts and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Governance and associated concepts in the planning process are explained and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Governance is explained in a variety of delivery mechanisms that are used to implement the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Governance principles, concepts and tools are discussed with reference to their application in integrated development planning and implementation in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Governance issues in relation to IDP are monitored, evaluated and reported with recommendations for improvement in areas where governance issues occur. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated development planning processes and implementation of the IDP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effectiveness and efficiency are defined and evaluated in terms of objectives, targets and strategies including service and product delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effectiveness and efficiency are explained and evaluated with reference to their application to the integrated development planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effectiveness and efficiency are defined and evaluated in terms of reaching the policy objectives of IDPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Areas of ineffectiveness and inefficiency are evaluated and reported with recommendations for improvement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Performance management.
  • Developing measurable impact indicators.
  • Format, contents etc. of an Annual Report.
  • Different ways in which to present and interpret data and information, graphically, in charts and tables, spatially etc.
  • Municipal management and key processes.
  • The role and impact of key sectors and disciplines in development, i.e. Development economics, Environmental management and planning, Transportation planning, Services and infrastructure, Social facilities, Welfare, Health, Sports and recreation, Housing, land, agriculture, tourism, land reform etc.
  • The concepts of ethics and values with specific reference to integrated development planning and implementation.
  • Development theories and approaches and underlying values and assumptions.
  • Governance, municipal management and intergovernmental relations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to review and evaluate IDP programmes and related processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to gain input to review processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to appropriately and timeously review IDP programmes and make recommendations for improvements and enhancements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to accurately review progress in IDP programmes and evaluate the efficacy thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to engage roleplayers in review and evaluation processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to manage IDP review and evaluation processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to IDP reviews and evaluations do not exist in isolation and that varying internal and external factors may affect how these will be undertaken. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that review and evaluation processes are implemented in a manner that will benefit local government communities and the wider economic focus. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    4. Akili Training 
    5. Amabamba Recruitment 
    6. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    7. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Bloemfontein - Electricity Training Centre 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    14. Break The Chains Development Services 
    15. Brilliant Affairs 
    16. Central University of Technology, Free State 
    17. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    18. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    19. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    20. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    21. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    22. EBN-TEC 
    23. Edutraining Business College 
    24. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    25. Envirogreen 
    26. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    28. Ethembeni Multi Service Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Express Model 405 
    30. Falcon Business Institute 
    31. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    32. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    33. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    34. Growth Management Consulting 
    35. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    36. HDPSA 
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    38. Hercuscope 
    39. Hlombe and Associates 
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    43. Jobafrik Consulting 
    44. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    45. Kgolo Institute 
    46. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
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    49. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
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    55. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    56. Maono Tai Consulting and Training 
    57. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    58. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    59. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    60. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
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    74. Omithombo Management Academy 
    75. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
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    77. Paseka Business Enterprise 
    78. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    79. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    80. Powernexus 
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    84. Siyakhula Trust ETD Institute Pty Ltd 
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    87. South African Governance and Business College 
    88. STARPLEX 408 CC 
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    91. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    92. TCEP (Pty) Ltd 
    93. Tembe Service Providers 
    94. Thekwini College 
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    97. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    98. Tlaletso Consultants 
    99. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    100. Tsebong Training Centre 
    101. Tshelopele Development Institution 
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