Performance Agreement of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation signed with the President in 2010 - what outcomes have been measured and what follow-up steps have been taken with regard to each outcome

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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QUESTION NO: 2303 (NW2887E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 27-2012 OF 24 AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2012

MR J R B LORIMER (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

(a) What steps has she taken to give effect to the performance agreement that she signed with the President in 2010, (b) what outcomes have been measured and (c) what follow-up steps has she taken with regard to each specified outcome? NW2887E

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(a) The Minister’s Performance Agreement is informed by the Outcome 11 Delivery Agreement which in turn guides the development of the Department’s Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan.

(b) Quarterly performance reports are submitted in terms of the regulations issued by National Treasury and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency as well as through the Implementation Forum of the Delivery Agreement to Cabinet.  The two areas of main focus are:

  • Advancement of Regional, Continental and Global Peace, Security and Sustainable Development; as well as

  • Enhanced Trade and Investment and Regional Integration

(c) Outcomes are measured in the quarterly performance report against the pre-determined targets contained in the Annual Performance Plan, as approved by Parliament.   The Annual Report for the previous financial year is tabled to Parliament around October of each year for oversight purpose.  If performance gaps are identified in the quarterly reports, corrective measures are taken. 

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