Impact and Evaluation of eThekwini Safer City Project by Monika Shankar

The eThekwini Safer City Project by Monika Shankar, 2009

In 1999, the eThekwini Unicity Council (former Durban Metro), the United Nation Human Settlement Programme (UNHABITAT) and the International Center for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC), initiated the The eThekwini Safer City Project; a collaborative undertaking aimed to address the crime, violence and insecurity in the peri-urban areas of the city. Although no formal evaluation and monitoring dimension was present in the project, the UNHABITAT has undertaken periodic supervision missions over a span of three years, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the project and to provide guidance for future adjustments to the project. The evaluations identified six key areas where improvement was necessary; project concept and design; relevance of the project; project progress and performance; monitoring and evaluation; implementation and management arrangements; UN-HABITAT technical assistance. The evaluative methodology was based on both a qualitative (stakeholder interviews) and quantitative (collection and analysis of relevant material) approach. However, when assessing the evaluation conducted by the UNHABITAT of the eThekwini Safer City Project, several issues are identified. These evaluative inadequacies can be summarized as an issue of evaluative approach, data-gathering issues and process issues.
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