Evaluating projects and programs in the South African public sector

07 Nov 2007

The discussion of the paper begins with a summarized discussion of some of the major complexities involved in public sector performance evaluation. This is followed by a discussion of the literature of the actual methods of evaluation for public projects and programs (IRR, NPV, cost-benefit analysis and it’s many considerations). The final section of the paper critically targets the approach being taken in the South African public sector with regard to performance evaluation.