COMPACT is jointly implemented by the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and Integrity Action (IA).

Achieve a more responsive and accountable local government and to deepen democracy.

Enhance participation of local communities in the IDP processes,
with particular emphasis on water and sanitation services.

Improve planning and oversight of service delivery in municipalities.

What is COMPACT?

❙ ❙ A co-funded EU programme

❙ ❙ 3 implementing partners, 2 South African and 1 international

❙ ❙ Aimed at enhancing accountability through public participation and its subsequent planning

❙ ❙ Focus is on SA local government sphere within 6 provinces and where 12 municipalities participate.

Municipalities

Free State
Matjhabeng LM
Tswelopele LM
KwaZulu-Natal
Newcastle LM
Umhlathuze LM

North West
Moses Kotane LM
JB Marks LM
Western Cape
Oudtshoorn LM
Witzenburg LM

Eastern Cape
Blue Crane LM
Kouga LM
Northern Cape
Sol Plaatje LM
Emthanjeni LM

What are the opportunities?

❙ ❙ To own a more inclusive and representative IDP process in South Africa.

❙ ❙ To enable better correlation between municipal planning and community needs.

❙ ❙ To empower communities to effectively engage where a municipality is not delivering.

❙ ❙ To improve the incentive scheme for matching the actions of officials and politicians, to community expectations.

❙ ❙ To better align formal targets/goals between a municipality and its community.

❙ ❙ To improve the long-term strategic priorities and planning of a municipality in partnership with its communities.

COMPACT programme design

1

INCEPTION

❙ Partnership Development: PARI / SALGA / IA
❙ Programme Planning and Indicator Development
❙ Stakeholder Analysis

2

ACTION RESEARCH

❙ Benchmarking / Constitutional Ideal
❙ Indicator Development / Baseline Index
❙ Questionnaire Development
❙ Action Research / Fieldwork

3

PROTO-TYPING

❙ Deep Dive Analysis of Research
❙ Model / Toolbox Design and Development
❙ Piloting in 2 Municipalities

4

IMPLEMENTATION

❙ Toolbox Implementation at 12 Municipalities
❙ Reassessment of Toolbox
❙ Determine Gap Analysis
❙ Resolution to Gaps

5

MONITORING & EVALUATION
CHANGE MANAGEMENT
KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Girish Daya
girishd@pari.org.za

Winnie Dhlamlenze
wmanganye@salga.org.za