6.2 Monitoring and review

(a) Monitoring

A framework by which the plan will be monitored should be developed. This should identify the tasks/ targets and roles and responsibilities in order to ensure implementation. This could comprise the following:

  • Strategic issues: delivery on the goals and objectives; measuring delivery with regards to attaining the short-medium and long term goals and objectives
  • Performance: how the municipality is doing in relation to the implementation of the entire IWMP including financial matters?
  • Public accountability: Are the stakeholders kept abreast on the development of the plan? (Has there been awareness on the IWMP, awareness campaigns, information transfer and public participation?).

An institutional and organisational plan should be formulated; this is intended to guide institutional transformation and re-organisation of support structures for carrying out the IWMP and delivering on the waste management strategic objectives. This plan should include the following:

Make provision for human resource development, and the additional staff required.

The communication and public participation plan should detail the communication and public participation process to ensure that the necessary arrangements are in place for stakeholders to be informed about progress and to feedback into the process for the implementation of the IWMP.

The financial plan should reflect the waste management priorities identified in the development of the IWMP. The annual budget should be based on the medium-term financial and institutional plans in order to direct and manage resources in a focused way, to achieve the goals of the planning process. A plan for raising the revenue to support the implementation should be developed.

The waste management implementation programme should detail the activities to be undertaken, delivery targets and delivery milestones. It will also provide information on project management, responsibilities of officials responsible for the implementation of the IWMP and schedules for project implementation.

(b) Review of IWMPs

The main objective for reviewing the IWMP is to ensure that it is implemented successfully. An IWMP is to be reviewed every five years in line with the IDP requirements. Apart from reviewing the IWMP every five years the annual performance reports should also act as a reviewing mechanism wherein the municipality should evaluate its progress and should take steps in ensuring that it does not lack behind in reaching the goals and targets set out in the implementation plan.