The Outcomes Approach
The Outcomes Approach
· Delivery Agreement Template (ZIP)
· Guide to the Outcomes Approach (PDF)
· Policy Position “Green Paper” (PDF)
The Cabinet Lekgotla held from 20 to 22 January 2010 adopted the following 12 Outcomes:
- Improved quality of basic education.
- A long and healthy life for all South Africans.
- All people in South Africa are and feel safe.
- Decent employment through inclusive economic growth.
- A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.
- An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network.
- Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities with food security for all.
- Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life.
- A responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government system.
- Environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced.
- Create a better South Africa and contribute to a better and safer Africa and World.
- An efficient, effective and development oriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship.
At the end of April 2010, the President signed performance agreements with all 34 Cabinet Ministers. In these performance agreements, Ministers were requested to establish an Implementation Forum for each of the twelve outcomes. In each implementation forum Ministers and all other parties responsible for delivering on an outcome, will develop a Delivery Agreement. All departments, agencies and spheres of government involved in the direct delivery process required to achieve an output, should be party to the agreement.
The Delivery Agreement will refine and provide more detail to the outputs, targets, indicators and key activities for each outcome, and identify required inputs and clarify roles and responsibilities. It will spell out who will do what, by when and with what resources.
Delivery Agreements will further unpack each outcome and each output and the requirements to reach the targets. Aspects that will be described in detail include the legislative and regulatory regime, the institutional environment and decision-making processes and rights, the resources needed and re-allocation of resources where appropriate.