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Research, Training and Case Studies Programme

Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2005–March 31, 2007
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The majority of South Africans currently lack access to basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity. Because local government is not able to single-handedly address these challenges, civil society and the private sector can play an important role in helping to provide needed services. This grant will support efforts by the Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust to contribute to efficient local service delivery by rewarding innovation and best practice in the public sector and in partnerships involving the public, private and civil society sectors.Multiyear funding will enable the trust to conduct research, compile case studies and develop training materials using the experiences of recent award winners. The initiative will also support the replication of successful public sector programs throughout South Africa. Specific activities include gathering data on award-winning projects; writing case studies on best practice models for service delivery; publishing case studies and disseminating them to relevant government departments for possible replication; developing training materials on effective service delivery from the case studies; and training nonprofits and public officials to replicate successful service delivery models.Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust was established in 1999 as a project of the Institute for Democracy in South Africa.