Baseline information for target setting within DSD

Developing Baseline Information for Target-setting for Key Strategic Objectives of the South African National Department of Social Development

The important areas of social policy – early childhood development, youth development, anti-substance abuse and food security – have been identified by DSD as requiring the development of baseline information for target setting. The objectives of this project were

  • To conduct a comprehensive analysis of the nature and extent of the problem or demand for services – ECD, substance abuse, food security and youth development – from the national level down to the ward level. This will use direct indicators of need or reasonable proxies thereof.
  • To determine the current provision of services to meet this demand by analysis of relevant documents and in particular the department’s administrative data sets.
  • To develop demand models on which to base planning for on-going as well as future provision of services.