The District Development model
Government is rolling out the District Development Model (DDM) to improve service delivery at municipalities across the country.
The DDM is designed to address problems with service delivery by allowing all spheres of government, from local municipalities to national government, to work together in a more effective and coordinated way.
This will help municipalities to better plan, budget and implement projects and programmes. It will also ensure that the work of municipalities is managed and monitored to keep it on track.
The DDM rests on the development of a ‘One Plan’ for each identified district and metro. This long-term plan of action is developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, communities and the private sector. It sets out the service delivery challenges and opportunities for growth and development in each area.
So far, 35 One Plans have been finalised, 14 are being finalised and three are still to be developed. The plans will allow South African municipalities to begin tackling their service-delivery problems.
The DDM has been piloted in three districts so far:
OR Tambo district municipalities
eThekwini metropolitan municipality
In the media
District Development Model seen as key to tackling delivery backlogs
Proponents of government’s recently launched District Development Model (DDM) believe the joined-up model provides the framework required for South African municipalities to begin tackling their generally severe service-delivery problems.
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