POLICY IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKERS PROGRAMME IN GAUTENG

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2011-05-13
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Manthata, Maila Abner
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Policy implementation remains a critical and complex phase of the public policy process. Its complexity is based on factors that facilitate or hinders its success. Policy implementation requires the formulation of clear objectives and goals to be achieved explicit articulation of tasks. The establishment of an organisational convention to direct the formulation of the programme intention is critical. Resource and power are an essential requirement to address policy implementation. Funding and communication constitute the thrust of resourcing policy Notwithstanding the above, political principals have a responsibility to direct the institutions of government to implement policy as intended. Continuous oversight is an essential requirement for politicians to ensure policy implementation. The success of policy implementation also depends on proper institutions with the necessary authority and capacity is to institutionalise the intentions of government as intended. The success of the implementation agencies is equally depended on the strategic and operational relationship with other stakeholders to draw in existing resources. Finally, the challenges of f policy implementation depends requires a properly qualified and trained personnel drawn from the communities or targeted beneficiaries of the policy. This study deals policy implementation challenges of the Community Development Workers Programme that hinders execution of the intentions of the programme as formulated. The evaluation of findings and conclusions were drawn regarding such factors
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MM - P&DM
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Community development workers programme , Policy implementation
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