Cornerstone Economic Research developed the methodology for conducting performance and expenditure reviews (PERs) in 2012. Using this methodology, in 2013 the National Treasury, in partnership with the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, initiated a series of PERs of selected public programmes or policies, of which CER conducted the six reviews presented on this page. For further information, and to see PERs carried out by other parties, please go to the GTAC websiteClick here to download a description of the PER methodology.

Basic Education - In-Service Training of Teachers (INSET)

Authors: Conrad Barberton, Jonathan Carter, Carmen Abdoll
Date: 2013-12-01

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To enhance the quality of teaching and the outcomes of the basic education system, the national Department of Basic Education (DBE) developed a plan for the in-service training of teachers (INSET). The goal is to deepen their subject expertise as well as their pedagogical knowledge. (Source: Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) 2016. Accessed: 31 October 2016)

CER was commissioned by National Treasury to carry out a PER to support the implementation management and budgeting of INSET. The report details the analysis carried out on the policy processes and performance, as well as discussing the costing model used to ascertain the key cost drivers and where savings and efficiencies can be found.