All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
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

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review "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"
# of people living in informal settlements Strong 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 2017/18 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
Annual IS growth rate Strong Evidence

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

Census 2011 The growth rate of informal settlements is calculated by comparing census 2001 and 2011 data.
How many houses are delivered per annum? Strong 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.

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review 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.
Is there a clear indication of the extent of housing demand/ backlog? Strong Evidence

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

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review It is important to know if the city government is prioritising housing as a response to informal settlements.
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.

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review HDA guidelines recommend that city governments conduct a rapid assessment and categorisation of informal settlements.
Is the essence of the upgrading strategy upfront apparent? Partial 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.

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review 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.
# HH living in informal settlements Strong Evidence

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

BEPP 2017/18 The number of households residing in informal settlements across the entire city.
# 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 2016 & HDA report Core municipal documentation gives a clear articulation of the number of informal settlements, the proportion of population, growth rate, and the housing backlog/ demand.
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Strong Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.
% of Provincial total Strong Evidence

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

HDA Report, 2013 This figure indicates that 41% of informal settlements in the Eastern Cape Province is located in East London.
% of municipal population Strong 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.

Census 2011 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.
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.

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review Every city should have an informal settlement upgrading strategy articulated in their core municipal doucmentation.
Is the city council's adopted strategy an appropriate response to the scale of informality? Partial Evidence

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

Qualitative assessment This indicator is a qualitative assessment by Isandla Institute when taking into account the nature of the upgrading strategy.
Timeframe to eradicate backlog conventionally (years) Strong 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

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review 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
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.

MTREF Budget 2016/17 City governments should clearly indicate the proportion of capital budgets, like the Urban Settlements Development Grant, is reserved for informal settlement upgrading.
Is the rapid assessment and categorisation an appropriate response to the nature and extent of informality? No Evidence

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

IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review Determining the appropriateness of the city government's assessment and categorisation is a qualitative appraisal by Isandla Institute
What percentage of municipal capital budget is reserved for upgrading informal settlements? No Evidence

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

National Treasury evaluation, 2016 City governments should clearly indicate the proportion of capital budgets, like the Urban Settlements Development Grant, is reserved for informal settlement upgrading.
Does the budget align with the municipal targets for upgrading informal settlements? No Evidence

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

National Treasury evaluation, 2016 There should be a clear alignment between the strategy and the budgets allocated to implement that strategy.

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
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Last modified   Wed Dec 13 2017 13:30:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)