The Current Status of the EPWP (infrastructure) in the Western Cape
Prepared for the Western Cape Provincial Treasury & Department of Transport and Public Works
Anna McCord | 24 March 2006
The objective of this research was to assess the current status of the EPWP (infrastructure component) within the Western Cape, with particular focus on gathering basic data on cost and numbers of participants, and the performance and impact of the training component of the programme, which is the main vector for achieving sustainable benefits in the form of improved employability. After an intensive two month period of qualitative and quantitative research by a team of four researchers, major problems of data availability and consistency were identified throughout the EPWP, together with significant management and accountability problems.