|Question||Answer||Description||Datasource and Evidence||Comment|
|Are there budgetary or institutional capacity for participatory planning in informal settlements?||Strong Evidence||
Without institutional capacity, it is unlikely that the city government will take participatory planning seriously.
|IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review. Asset-based community development (ABCD) approach Allows for community inputs into municipal plans Buffalo city – community; and inter-departmental coordination.|
|Are there any other special arrangements in place to allow for participatory informal settlement upgrading?||No Evidence||
Special arrangements might be required to deal with the contextual particularities of informal settlements in different locations.
|IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review. No mention.|
|Does the city government have partnerships in place with organisations that can facilitate community participation?||No Evidence||
Partnerships with internal departments and councilors and/or external organisations might be required to facilitate participatory planning.
|IDP/ BEPP 2016/17 review. No partnership in place.|