Entries by Anneke du Toit

Monitoring and Evaluation Overview

In this article, we’ll look at the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and cover various examples of its implementation in public management. We will also look at several examples within the South African context, including the government bodies and legislation that have been set up specifically for improving M&E. After this article, you will […]

Outline of Business Administration of Enterprises

A business enterprise is any operation or venture that provides goods or services for the purpose of turning a profit. This focus on earning a profit is what sets business enterprises apart from the public sector and non-profit organisations. Regardless of what the enterprise does to make a profit, all enterprises require at least some […]

Public sector roles, agencies and management

Whenever we think of influential people and important roles in society, there’s a good chance that a public manager won’t be the first to come to mind. This is a pity as these overlooked workers are more influential than most realise. They are responsible for the public sector policy that affects every one of us. […]

M&E for improved decision making and project planning

In our previous article, we spoke about the importance of transparency and accountability when applying monitoring and evaluation (M&E) principles to public administration. In this article, we will talk about how M&E can benefit decision-making and project planning. Without good planning, a project can be doomed to fail. This might not be too serious when […]

Improved transparency and accountability with monitoring and evaluation

When dealing with public finances and public administration, it is very important that there is both transparency and accountability. Although they may have been ignored in years gone by, both transparency and accountability are increasingly important within public finance and administration. As part of best practice, both should also play large roles in the monitoring […]

What you will learn with Monitoring and Evaluation

In response to the growing need to better monitor and track the progress of public projects, the Wits School of Governance now offers an online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation (PDMPM in M&E). Studying this course will give you the skills needed for senior and managerial roles in […]

Small changes can reduce stress

Living through a global pandemic has been an immense change for all of us and we’ve been going through particularly stressful times for the last while. While there is little that we can do about many of the things worrying us, what we are able to do is control how we react to the stress […]

How to deal with conflict and change

One of the only constants in life is change. As we grow older, we tend to find change more and more disruptive. However, to coin another cliche, life is a journey and to make the most of it will involve many changes over the years. COVID-19 brought massive change since early 2020 and we are […]