Performance Management Systems and Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals
In most nations, parliamentarians have the constitutional mandate to oversee and hold government to account on the delivery of service to the electorate.
Achieving this goal demands an increased focus on performance at all levels within legislative arm of government with a view to increasing public financial accountability, curbing corruption, and contributing to poverty reduction. This specialist programme provides a definitive guide to infusing performance management within county governance structure, strategic goals and priorities.
It provides the nuts and bolts of how to define and measure performance in terms of what personnel do (i.e. actionable behaviours) and the outcome of what they do (i.e. results). Participants learn to develop cyclical process to help them keep track of their constituents’ work, identify where they need to improve and how, and ensure they’re growing with and helping the organisation to succeed.
The programme shows participants how to use performance management not just as an evaluation tool but to help employees grow and improve on an ongoing basis, so they are capable and motivated to support the organisation’s strategic objectives. The programme guides participants towards improved behavioural change to manage current approaches and implementation strategies. It also helps them to understand the SDG Agenda better and how to start an inclusive dialogue on SDG implementation, to prepare SDG-based regional development strategies and aligning these strategies with the global goals.
It helps participants understand the area of capacity development for SDG projects, including ability to develop practical structures for human capacity; integrating capacity development into the implementation cycle; measuring and managing capacity development needs; common principles for capacity development; lessons learned, tips and best practices from real nations examples; tools and resources for capacity development.
The overall aim of this programme is to equip participants with contemporary tools for effectively managing monitoring and oversight responsibilities using performance management systems and creating the right environment for attainment of sustainable development goals.
The specific learning outcomes of the programme are:
- Become better able to apply the lessons learned to improve ways that legislatures continuously conduct monitoring and oversight responsibilities using performance management systems and creating the right environment for the localisation and implementation of Global Goals
- Able to differentiate the specific roles that county speakers have in oversight and monitoring within the county assembly
- Become better able to structure oversight and monitoring roles within team to ensure equal resources distribution and management, particularly go to underserved and marginalised communities
- More able to execute the basics of oversight and monitoring; contrast different forms of legislative monitoring and oversight; and how to empower the members of county assemblies to undertake their oversight role exhaustively
- Able to identify how oversight and monitoring can help achieve the SDGs and hypothesise ways to monitor and evaluate them, including:
- County assemblies initiate legislation that can allow localisation and implementation of SDGs at the county level
- Initiate county reviews of SDGs and take responsibility of giving credible data as county governments
Who should attend
The programme is ideal for the leadership of legislature at both local, state and national levels, parliamentary staff, legislative practitioners, public office holders that interact principally with parliaments, political aspirants, and others with legislative duties.
It especially benefits Speakers of the County Assemblies and Houses of Assembly.