Organizational Capacity Assessment: Chris Hani District Municipality
The USAID South Africa Low Emissions Development Program (SA-LED) supports the Government of South Africa to transition to a low-carbon economy by promoting green growth. Our focus is on helping municipalities move LED projects through the project development cycle and increase LED core competencies through technical assistance and learning.
In this effort, SA-LED has recognized the need for institutional capacity assessments for municipalities it is supporting. These assessments focus on the important organizational dimensions of a municipality and identifies areas of strength and required improvement. The self-evaluation assessment also facilitates the implementation of a guided capacity building process. The assessment helps establish a baseline from which the municipality can measure progress.
The tool used in these assessments is the “Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool” (OCAT) tool which focusses on 6 key areas within a municipality. These include governance, policies and service delivery, strategy, programs, financial management and internal functions.