Public administration comprises two integrated components, namely the political process in terms of which government policy is formulated, and a management process in terms of how this policy must be implemented. The introduction of strategic and performance management systems and procedures in the public sector has become international standard practice, often resulting in a comprehensive redesign of the traditionally bureaucratic legislative framework - strategic management links the government organisation to the community, thus incorporating the actual needs of the community in government?s planning, while performance management gears the organisation towards service delivery. Strategic and performance management in the public sector provides an integrated management model for 21st century government organisations.
This book is a step-by-step presentation of the strategic and performance management process, starting with government policies and culminating in a comprehensive performance management system. It contains practical examples, activities, relevant legislation boxes and supplementary material for further understanding.
Contents include the following:
- Formulation of goals from policy mandates
- Strategy-based structural design
- SWOT analysis
- Monitoring and evaluation to measure actual performance against performance targets
- Performance-based budgeting
- Performance scorecards
Strategic and performance management in the public sector is aimed at both students and people already employed in the public sector.
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1. Conceptualisation and contextualisation
2. Mandate and strategy
3. Strategic planning as a tool for performance planning
4. Strategy formulation
5. Strategy selection
6. Strategy alignment
7. Resourcing of strategies and alignment with structure
8. Aligning budgets to strategy
9. Performance monitoring and evaluation
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