Score: 84

All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
Is there a clear breakdown of budgets reserved for informal settlement upgrading in the city's capital budget? Strong Evidence

City governments should clearly indicate the proportion of capital budgets, like the Urban Settlements Development Grant, is reserved for informal settlement upgrading.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 Some breakdown is shown in the MTREF but it lacks specific details
Does the budget align with the municipal targets for upgrading informal settlements? Partial Evidence

There should be a clear alignment between the strategy and the budgets allocated to implement that strategy.

Municipal upgrading targets are unclear, however some indication of targeting is highlighted.
What percentage of municipal capital budget is reserved for upgrading informal settlements? Strong Evidence

City governments should clearly indicate the proportion of capital budgets, like the Urban Settlements Development Grant, is reserved for informal settlement upgrading.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 R454963850 (USDG) and R260384750 (ISUPG)
Is there a clear statement of the assessment and categorisation of informal settlements? Strong Evidence

The HDA has developed guidelines to assess informal settlements. The following categories are used: A: Full upgrade - consisting of full services, top-structures and formal tenure B1: Interim basic services - where/full upgradingis feasible but not imminent B2: Emergency basic services - Where full upgrading is not viable or appropriate C: Relocations - Where there are urgent health or safety threats

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 Clear evidence of categorisation and alignment to funding from the ISUPG.
Is the rapid assessment and categorisation an appropriate response to the nature and extent of informality? Strong Evidence

Determining the appropriateness of the city government's assessment and categorisation is a qualitative appraisal by Isandla Institute

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 The priortised projects are aligned to BCMM’s Primary Integration Zone, suggesting that they are an attenpt to respond to the nature and extent of informality.
Has a systematic assessment and categorisation of informal settlements been carried out? Strong Evidence

HDA guidelines recommend that city governments conduct a rapid assessment and categorisation of informal settlements.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 BCMM’s Prioritised Informal Settlements Upgrade Programme of projects for 2020-21 funded through the ISUPG (ringfenced from the USDG) have been assessed and categorised
Does the council have an official informal settlements upgrading strategy? Strong Evidence

Every city should have an informal settlement upgrading strategy articulated in their core municipal doucmentation.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 Informal Settlements Upgrading Plan 2008
Is the city council's adopted strategy appropriate response to the scale of informality? Strong Evidence

This indicator is a qualitative assessment by Isandla Institute when taking into account the nature of the upgrading strategy.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 The strategy responds to the scale of informality. However, insufficient detail is provided.
Is the essence of the upgrading strategy upfront apparent? Strong Evidence

Every strategy should be clearly state, without ambiguity and uncertainty, what the city's strategy of upgrading informal settlements is. In this way, citizens can hold their governments to account.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 Implementation of the approved development plans has been a challenge due to departments indicating that the development plans are not in line with their requirements in order to implement.
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Strong Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 Department of Human Settlement
Is there a clear indication of the extent of housing demand/ backlog? Partial Evidence

It is important to know if the city government is prioritising housing as a response to informal settlements.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 Approximately 25,000 units
How many houses are delivered per annum? Partial Evidence

Knowing the annual housing delivery rate will provide evidence of whether the city government can meet the needs of informal settlements through the conventional housing programme.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 624 sites delivered at the end of the second quarter of 2018/2019
Timeframe to eradicate backlog conventionally (years) Partial Evidence

This indicator seeks to understand if the city government can realistically deliver each informal settlement household a house in a reasonable (<15 years) time period

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 20 years
# HH living in informal settlements Partial Evidence

The number of households residing in informal settlements across the entire city.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 30 000 approx. since 2018
# of IS (smallest unit defined) Strong Evidence

Informal settlements are differently defined by cities, and are sometimes called settlements, pockets, or clusters. The number presented here is the smallest measurable unit.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 156
Annual IS growth rate Partial Evidence

The growth rate of informal settlements is calculated by comparing census 2001 and 2011 data.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 5%
% of municipal population Partial Evidence

This figure represents the proportion of the city's population living in informal settlements. In other words, one in ten people live in an informal settlement.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 7%
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

This figure indicates that 41% of informal settlements in the Eastern Cape Province is located in East London.

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 47%
# of people living in informal settlements Partial Evidence

By multiplying the number of households with the city's average household size according to census 2011 data, we get a sense of how many people live in informal settlements

BEPP 2020/21; IDP 21/26 155080 +/-

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Tue Oct 12 2021 07:23:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)