LGMIM is an analytical framework for municipal leadership to reflect on what the organisation does and how it approaches its tasks so as to improve the quality of service delivery and productivity.
LGMIM provides an integrated and
holistic view of a municipality’s performance across six key performance areas: Integrated Planning and Implementation, Service delivery, Human Resource Management, Community Engagement, Financial Management and Governance.
LGMIM is a framework to measure, monitor and support improved management practices in municipalities for quality service delivery and increased productivity.
LGMIM facilitates well-coordinated, targeted and differentiated support by national and provincial departments. The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation are dedicated to helping municipalities complete their LGMIM assessment, and subsequently developing and implementing associated improvement plans to address issues of concern.
LGMIM assists municipalities to identify where improvements are needed and guides the development and implementation of an improvement plan to give effect to the improvements.
The overall focus of implementing LGMIM is to encourage a culture of learning and continuous improvement in municipalities and not to “police” or embarrass the municipality.