Activities and outputs
MAP staff are regularly exposed to a diversity of threats that seek to erode efforts to enhance governance processes. A lack of state capacity and will to address such weaknesses together with weak public participation platforms continue to mitigate against rapidly increased civic action to hold the state accountable for its inadequacies. Despite this MAP has influenced notable reversals of state dysfunctionality, which it will bolster in its ongoing efforts to enhance civil society’s ability to interact incisively with the state. The MAP recognizes and has already participated in efforts by the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to support increased citizen-based monitoring of government service delivery.
Outputs and activities include budget and policy analysis briefs, evaluations of departmental strategic plans, direct engagement with state decision-making and other operational processes associated with departmental mandates, and service delivery reviews.
In addition, researchers routinely initiate and/or participate in interventions concerned with enhancing governance and public participation processes, these include providing comment to parliament/legislatures and decision makers on proposed legislation, providing research and data to support public interest litigation, using and promoting access to information, assisting interested and affected parties implicated or adversely affected by government action or inaction.
The MAP will also continue to contribute and involve itself with various working groups, networks and forums concerned with inter alia: accountability, governance, public resource management, poverty and inequality.
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