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What is SAS® Express M&E?
  Why SAS® Express M&E?
SAS Express Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) assists municipalities in the management, alignment, communication, and execution of their integrated development plans, to promote accountability and accelerate service delivery. SAS Express M&E provides a comprehensive view of local government’s performance and progress towards achieving its set goals which are aligned to national outcomes.
Accounting officer (mayor or councilor) is able to comply with statutory requirements of implementing ICT based M&E solutions and ensure that the municipality’s integrated development plans implemented and monitored with early warning systems.
A kick-start monitoring and evaluation solution that integrates outcomes with the municipal key performance areas (KPAs) in accordance with COGTA regulation and the Results-Based Management methodology.
For who is SAS® Express M&E intended?
 
SAS Express M&E can be used by the M&E officers, senior municipal managers and strategic planning officers to communicate the integrated development plans of the municipality and to monitor the usage of municipal resources.

In 2007 the Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation (GWM&E) Framework was published. The framework describes the principles that must be adhered to when developing ICT based monitoring and evaluation system. The SAS® Express M&E solution brings you a leading solution for M&E that has been developed specifically for local government.

SAS ® Express M&E assists municipalities to be accountable and reposition themselves to address developmental challenges facing communities.

It also allows the management to learn from past experience; whiles it makes reliable information available to supports decision making and policy formulation processes. The value that SAS brings includes building a monitoring and evaluation capacity in the municipality.

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Solutions Overview


The solution integrates the municipal key performance areas (KPAs) with national outcomes in a way that promotes alignment, accountability and a performance oriented culture.

SAS goes beyond traditional performance management by providing an M&E solution that has business intelligence, data integration, data quality and analytics capabilities on a single integrated Business Analytics Framework. A municipal performance dashboard can be implemented within 2-3 months.


Key Features

Quickly share fact-based information.
Managers can cascade information about current performance and overall strategy within their own teams, and then allocate the right mix of resources – people, money and technology – to achieve strategic goals regardless of the timeline.
  Visually depict how objectives and metrics are connected.
Monitor performance and visually identify opportunities and threats through cause-and-effect strategy maps and diagrams. Share feedback and commentary on results to improve understanding and document various
 
Improve governance, focus and alignment of key initiatives and goals.
SAS Express M&E is used collaboratively to gain agreement, direction and priorities for the short, medium and long term.

Identify and quantify potential service delivery flaws.
Apply embedded statistical routines with the solution to validate the strategy and perform ad hoc what-if analysis.

Improve accuracy, consistency and timeliness of information.
Automate and schedule the extraction, cleansing and transformation of data used to populate the various metrics.
   
 

SAS assists municipalities understand the entire value chain of resources and results

Description


SAS Express M&E bundles software, with services, training and business advisory services. This ensures high success rates for project implementations.

SAS Express M&E uses systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide management and the main stakeholders of an ongoing development intervention with indications of the extent of progress and achievement of objectives and progress in the use of allocated resources.

SAS analytics capabilities support the systematic and objective assessment of an ongoing or completed project, program, or policy, including its design, implementation, and results. The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfillment of objectives, development efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability.

Only SAS analytical capabilities assist municipalities to:
Links activities and their resources to objectives
Reports progress to managers and alert them to problems
Analyse why intended results were not achieved
Assesses specific causal contributions of activities to results
 
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