Annual Performance Agreement (APA) is essentially a record of understanding between a Minister representing the people’s mandate, and the Secretary of a Ministry/Division responsible for implementing this mandate.
The APA seeks to address three basic questions: (a) What are ministry’s main stretagic objectives for the year? (b) What activities are proposed by the ministry to achieve these strategic objectives? (c) How would someone know at the end of the year the degree of progress made in implementing these activities? That is, what are the relevant performance indicators and their targets?