Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT)
The MPAT (Management Performance Assessment Tools) is a tool for assessing the performance of government management, developed in South Africa, which is built on the idea that the quality of the management (how to plan, how to run the personnel and finance; how to govern and to make account performance) has a considerable influence on the quality of public services. To improve the performance of public administration, it is important that management practices are assessed and strengthened.
The process of the MPAT is designed to assess the quality of management practices in several predefined performance areas and each area of performance is broken down into specific subdomains. Each of the specific areas of performance is evaluated through a set of priority quality standards, each standard is defined depending on a four-level scale. The four areas identified at the level of the South African model are;
- Strategic management
- Governance and responsibility
- Management of human resources
- Management of financial resources.