An assessment of the decentralised Build Together Programme in the City of Windhoek from 1999 until 2004

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University of Namibia
This study aims at determining the major factors and causes that hinder the smooth implementation of the Decentralized Built Together Programme in the City of Windhoek, examining how and whether the needs and concerns of low-income groups of society are addressed and met effectively. Findings of the study reveal that the beneficiaries, while appreciating the existence of the DBTP, are experiencing major frustrations with regard to the programme. Frustrations are largely the result of a lack of information (including the need for marketing strategies regarding the programme), poor attendance of meetings and a general lack of interest shown by implementing officers. In the absence of annual programme reports, ill-informed assessments ofthe quality of the DBTP were made. Other negative factors include insufficient funds, lack of monitoring and evaluation units as well as poor financial control systems. The paper further argues that poor communication among councilors, implementing officers and beneficiaries have contributed to delays in the implementation of the programme. Finally, the study offers recommendations, hoping that they might assist the implementing officers in contributing to the successful development of the DBTP programme.
A research paper submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration
Build Together Programme