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n Journal of Public Administration - A framework for tracking Millennium Poverty Reduction at local government level : a case of KwaZulu-Natal

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to develop a framework for tracking poverty reduction interventions implemented at local municipality level. The study is based on Kathleen Eisenhardt's framework that describes a method for building theories from case study research. Firstly, the study identifies a specific poverty reduction strategy known as the Premier's Flagship Programme that was developed with the aim of halving the level of poverty in KwaZulu-Natal by 2014. The Premier's Flagship Programme is related to the first millennium development goal that seeks to halve the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day by 2015. The goal of the Premier's Flagship Programme is to implement a comprehensive, inclusive and holistic plan that systematically facilitates economic growth, community development, job creation, strengthening of local institutions and poverty eradication. The study found that the severe development challenges of the Province coupled with sheer volume of deprived households make the institutionalisation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the Premier's Flagship Programme a huge challenge. The study also identified five key dimensions of bottlenecks that impede successful implementation of poverty reduction interventions, namely: policy and planning; governance and accountability; budget and financing; service delivery; and service utilisation.

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2013-06-01
2016-12-09
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