Reports by theme : Public service delivery
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Benin: Effective Delivery of Education Services
AfriMAP & OSIWA
07 October 2010

The report measures the progress made in governance in Benin. It is the result of two years of extensive research led by a team of researchers, professors, and education specialists. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of the education structures in Benin, as well as the legal and institutional framework for the delivery of quality education. The report finds that, despite the many reforms initiated, the government failed in implementing the strategic vision defined 20 years ago during the Etats Generaux de l’Education. Among the several problems underlined in the report are the lack of transparency in the budgetary process, the lack of fiscal decentralization, and the lack of respect for audit and procurement procedures. The report makes many recommendations on the improvement of the governance of public service delivery in the education sector, with the aim of contributing to the ongoing reform process in Benin.

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The Democratic Republic of Congo: Effective Delivery of Public Services in the Education Sector
AfriMAP & OSISA
22 June 2009

This study provides the most complete analysis to date of the numerous problems of governance confronted by the edcuation system in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It shows how that, in addition to the necessary investment of financial resources into education services in Congo, an equal and perhaps more important effort is needed to end the poor management of such resources. Among the needs identified are the improvement of information and statistics on education, an end to the poor management of education personnel, and ensuring a greater respect for the laws that govern the education system. The report places these problems in their historical context and proposes ways of solving them with the aim of achieving better delivery of education services in the country.

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Ghana: Effective delivery of public services in the education sector
AfriMAP & OSIWA
15 December 2010

Ghana: Effective delivery of public services in the education sector was published in early December 2010. The research was conducted over several years by teams of researchers, teachers, members of teachers\' unions and experts on education in Ghana. Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, President of Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), was responsible for the general leadership of the process assisted by Mme Hannah Araba Opoku Gyamfi, the Program administrative officer, and Theresa Tabi, the Program assistant, who were in charge of the coordination and the Research Secretariat. The report places focus on the fact that Ghana\'s education system was regarded as “a leader in African educational development”. However from the mid 1970s, the entire system went into a decline. Several education reform programmes have since then been introduced with the hope of restoring the high standards of service delivery characteristic of the early years of independence. The report states that although Ghana has both ratified the most important international treaties that include the right to education, it has not lived up to its reporting obligations under the international treaties, thus avoiding the opportunity to examine its own performance against these standards. The report assesses processes of data gathering and utilisation, strategic planning and implementation, financial and human resources management as well as development of Ghana\'s education sector. The report provides evidence of the two primary reasons for Ghana\'s failure to register strong and sustainable results in the education sector: lack of consistent policy implementation and funding.



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Lesotho: Effective Delivery of Public Education Services
AfriMAP
30 May 2013

The author, Dr Mamoeketsi Nkiseng Ntho, argues that while Lesotho has ratified all the international treaties on education, holding the government accountable to these commitments is a challenge. This is made more difficult as the government is only a minor shareholder in the sector, with the majority of schools run by faith-based organisations and the private sector. As a result, coordination and collaboration remain problematic, undermining the prospects of data collection and adequate effective planning. Although Lesotho continues to benefit from the good will of the international community, especially where infrastructure is concerned, budgeting and financial management need to be tracked if the government is to have meaningful impact in the sector.

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Malawi: Effective Delivery of Public Education Services

04 July 2011

This report argues that missed opportunities in the education sector can be traced back more than 15 years to when,ironically, the Free Primary Education concept caused a vicious cycle of challenges which impeded on progress in the delivery of education services in Malawi. The report focuses on the issues of governance in the sector that place constraints on realising such goals as free primary education, capacity building of staff, investment in infrastructure and the increased efficacy of oversight mechanisms. While acknowledging the efforts that the line ministry for education in Malawi has made, the report makes recommendations on how governance in the sector could be further improved.



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Mozambique: Effective Delivery of Public Services in the Education Sector
OSISA and AfriMAP
25 April 2012

The report argues that Mozambique’s commitment to providing access to education in a country scared by years of conflict, with an illiteracy rate of 90% in the 1970’s, has yielded strong results. However the sector still faces several difficulties that it must tackle urgently if it is to attain the MDG goal on education and gender parity.

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Senegal: Effective Delivery of Education Services
OSIWA & AfriMAP
15 July 2010

The report measures the progress made in governance in Senegal. It is the result of more than two years of extensive research led by a team of researchers, professors, and education specialists. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of the education structures in Senegal, as well as the legal and institutional framework for the delivery of quality education. Nonetheless, one of the paradoxes highlighted in the report is that despite the fact that Senegal allocates a notably higher proportion of its budget to education than countries at a similar level of development, the level of school enrolment reached is only slightly higher than the average in Africa. The report shows how the budgetary process lacks transparency and constitutes one of the major weaknesses in the governance of the education sector. The process is highly centralised, with a lack of fiscal decentralisation, while audit and procurement procedures are not respected in practice. It shows how the budgetary process lacks transparency and constitutes one of the major weaknesses in the governance of the education sector within the country. The documents are available in French only for the time being, but will be in English in due course.

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Sierra Leone: Effective Delivery of Public Education Services

27 February 2014

Sierra Leone has made commendable progress towards the provision of high quality of education in the last post-war period. Enrolments in primary education have surged and the government has enacted free primary education policies. As this report points out, however, a lot more needs to be done in order to make more concrete progress towards meeting the MDC goals. Primary schooling is still not completely free as most primary schools still impose other charges on their students, as parents bear the cost of uniforms, transportation, books and other educational materials. Post-primary levels of education are not free. Very few teachers at the primary level are qualified to teach.

This report argues that for these structural deficits to be addressed more effectively, governance structures and mechanisms in the education sector must be improved. It calls for the clarification of what the government’s responsibility is in ensuring that education is free at the basic education level. It suggests ways to address a major weakness of the education sector which results from the inexistence of the basic data needed for appropriate planning and management. It makes the case for more transparent and strengthened procurement procedures within the Education Ministry as recommended by the Anti-Corruption Commission.


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South Africa: Effective Delivery of Public Services
AfriMAP and OSF-South Africa
29 November 2007

Completing AfriMAP's series on South Africa, this report uses the examples of the health and education sectors to consider South Africa's compliance with the various standards and best practices laid down in relation to the functioning of the public service -- including the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, and the Charter for the Public Service in Africa. While South Africa has many examples of best practice on paper, it is struggling to ensure that these policies are fulfilled in practice: this report offers analysis and suggestions on critical problems for attention.

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Swaziland: Effective Delivery of Public Education Services
AfriMAP
09 July 2013

This report calls for Swaziland to urgently devise a strategy to bring back the donor community that has moved away from the sector. It further states that resource funding from donor organisations should be made public through media and government websites to encourage government accountability and civil society monitoring of public funds. It also calls for greater investment in the education sector through higher budget allocation by government, which has suffered major setbacks as it currently rests at the bottom of the ladder within the SADC region.

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Zambia: Effective delivery of public services
AfriMAP
28 August 2013

This study by Choolwe Beyani argues that although Zambia had ratified almost all the international treaties on education, holding the government accountable to the commitments it has made is a challenge. The author argues that the Bill of Rights, which forms the basis of Zambia’s social, political, economic and cultural rights, has still not been ratified. The author states that the Education Act has enough protection and provision for education to make progress towards national and international goals, as it provides every person with a right to early childhood care, development and education, as well as basic education, including adult literacy education and high school education. However, more than a quarter of a million children are out of school and 47% of those enrolled do not complete the primary school cycle. This is further compounded by the fact that the state of education services in Zambia is both robust and yet, vulnerable to shocks, creating challenges of increasing equitable access to schooling and improving its quality at all levels of education (primary, secondary and higher).


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Activities
Delivery of Public Services in Education: Zambia Delivery of Public Services in Education: Zambia
28 November 2012
On 27th November the Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC), the local partner for this theme, convened a workshop to validate the draft report.  About 60 participants attended the meeting; they included the chair of the parliamentary portfolio committee on education, ministry of education, school heads, representatives of organizations for people with disabilities, academics, civil society organizations working on education issues. The initial findings of the study stated that more...
Delivery of Public Services in Education: Lesotho Delivery of Public Services in Education: Lesotho
27 October 2012
On 30 August, OSISA and AfriMAP validated the Education report on Lesotho.  The validation was convened by the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN)About 60 people attended the meeting.  The researcher 'Mamoeketsi Ntho’ stated that although Lesotho had ratified almost all the international treaties on education, holding the government accountable to the commitments it has made is a challenge.  This is made more difficult because the government of Lesotho is a minor shareholder in the more...
Education: Swaziland
20 October 2012
The public service delivery in education draft report was validated in Manzini, on 25 September 2012 in collaboration with Swaziland Network Campaign for Education (SWANCEFA).  The study highlighted the challenges faced by the sector which included: education access, increasing failure and dropout rates, lack of qualified teachers, lack of curriculum innovation, and slow response to education and training challenges in regional and international arenas, thus frustrating the development more...
Launch of report on Public Service Delivery: Education in Mozambique
25 April 2012

On 25th April, AfriMAP launched its report Mozambique: Effective Delivery of Public Services in the Education Sector.  The launching, which was done during the Education For All week, was attended by more than 60 people from various CSOs, international development organizations and government as well as stakeholders in the education sector.  The chief launcher was the vice Minister more...

AfriMAP validation workshops on three reports on Guinea
20 April 2012
Three validation workshops took place on 19- 20 April in Conakry.  The validations focused on AfriMAP’s and OSIWA’s emerging thematic areas, elections management, anti-corruption, and the management of the extractive industry in that country.

Extractive industry: 
Discussions focused on the new mining code and its implementation. Participants agreed that the draft report needs to be shorter with a stronger more...
Guinea: AfriMAP training for researchers
12 August 2011

A two day training workshop was undertaken on 12 August, as part of AfriMAP and OSIWA joint project in Guinea. The training was organized for researchers, program and country coordinators on the methodology and process of researching the four thematic areas. The objective of the baseline studies is to assess the current state of governance in the following sectors: Electoral laws and management; Justice Sector and the Rule of Law; Anti-Corruption institutions and mechanisms; Management of natural more...

Launch of Ghana Education Report Launch of Ghana Education Report
14 July 2011

The report "Effective Delivery of Public Services: Focus on Education” for Ghana was launched on June 22, 2011 in Accra.  The public launch took place at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) Auditorium and was attended by over sixty participants.

Participants included school heads, education officials, representatives of teachers’ unions, members of parliament and representatives of civil society.  The report was officially launched by the Deputy Minister of Education, more...

Launch of the report on delivery of public services in the education sector in Senegal
15 July 2010
AfriMAP, in partnership with OSIWA and Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO), launched the report, "Senegal: Effective Delivery of Education Services”, on July 15, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal. The launch ceremony was presided over by the Senegalese Prime Minister and the Minister of Education, responsible for Preschool, Elementary and Middle schools. It was attended by more than 50 participants, including key actors of the education sector (students, teachers from primary, more...
Validation workshop on the effective delivery of public services - education in Ghana
02 July 2009

The non-governmental organization Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) that is leading the AfriMAP research in Ghana hosted a workshop on July 2 in Accra for the validation of report on the effective delivery of public services - education. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Education, professors, representatives of teachers' unions, representatives of students' unions, representatives of development assistance partners more...

DRC: Launch of two AfriMAP reports
25 June 2009

June 24 and 25 witnessed a double launching in DRC of two  publications: on the military justice system, and on the education sector, both of which were published by AfriMAP and OSISA (both are available in full text only more...

Senegal effective delivery of education service validation meeting Senegal effective delivery of education service validation meeting
09 June 2009
RADDHO (Rencontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme), which is leading the AfriMap research in Senegal, hosted a workshop on June 9 in Dakar. The purpose of the workshop was to validate AfriMap report on the effective delivery of education service in Senegal.

Among the 40 participants, Mr. Kalidou Diallo, Minister for Primary, Elementary and Middle School Education, a representative of the mayor of Dakar, the President of the Senatorial Commission on Education, a representative more...
Validation workshops in Benin
10 April 2009
The non-governmental organization Droits de l’Homme, Paix et Developpement (DHPD), that is leading the AfriMAP research in Benin hosted workshops on 9-10 April in Cotonou for the validation of reports on the three AfriMAP themes.  Each of the reports was presented by its principal author: for education Odile Atanasso; for the justice sector and the rule of law Joseph Djobenou; and for democracy and political participation Gilles Badet. Participants in the different workshops included civil society more...
AfriMAP launches research in DRC
January 2008
AfriMAP's research on its three themes (justice and the rule of law, political participation and democracy, and delivery of public services) was launched in DR Congo with the holding of a methodology workshop 28-30 January 2008 in Goma, in the east of the country. Eight researchers took part, coming from civil society organisations and research centres in Kinshasa and the provinces of Bas-Congo, Kasai Oriental, Katanga, Province Orientale and Sud-Kivu. Roger Mvita, AfriMAP coordinator in DRC, led more...
OECD World Forum on Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies OECD World Forum on Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies
30 June 2007
Bronwen Manby, AfriMAP senior programme adviser, participated in the Second World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy organised by the OECD in Istanbul, Turkey, 27-30 June 2007. She participated in a panel with other members from India, China and Russia, and presented a paper on AfriMAP's research titled 'On Not Using Indicators to Score Progress in Governance'. The paper, which discusses the decision of AfriMAP not to use its reports on governance to score or rank African countries against more...
AfriMAP induction training workshop for Kenya
27 April 2007
AfriMAP held an induction training workshop for Kenya researchers on 27-28 April 2007, as the inaugural event in a review of Kenya's governance performance by AfriMAP. The nine researchers will form the core teams working in Kenya on the areas of the justice sector and rule of law, democracy and political participation, and the effective delivery of public services. They were drawn from the Institute of Economic Affairs, a public policy advocacy non-governmental organization, and the University of more...
AfriMAP Methodological Workshop, Senegal
July 2006
The Rencontre Africain pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO), the focal point for AfriMAP in Senegal, hosted a two-day methodological workshop for the AfriMAP process on 28-29 July 2006, at Saly Mbour near Dakar. Participants from a wide range of Senegalese civil society organisations debated draft reports on the justice sector and on the right to political participation, and the preparation of a report on the effective delivery of public services.

The organisations more...
Ghana AfriMAP roundtable Ghana AfriMAP roundtable
October 2005
On 20-22 October 2005, the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) held a two-day roundtable, in conjunction with OSIWA and AfriMAP, to introduce and discuss the implementation of AfriMAP in Ghana. Participants included a wide range of activists, academics and government officials, who debated the three AfriMAP themes -- justice sector and the rule of law, political participation and democracy, and delivery of public services -- and the ways to make the research most effective and useful in the more...
AfriMAP questionnaire development AfriMAP questionnaire development
2004
The three AfriMAP questionnaires have been developed through a process of wide-ranging reading and discussion, drawing on similar initatives and the knowlege and advice of African and international experts in the field. In each case, a focal point of discussion was a two-day workshop held in Johannesburg, attended by participants from the Open Society African foundations and experts on the three themes -- of access to justice, democracy or delivery of public services. Pictured are some of the participants more...

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