Score: 67

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? Partial Evidence

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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 R1 269 818 461 (USDG) and R657 549 015 (ISUPG)
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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 There is some alignment between strategy and bugdet allocation, however does not come out clearly due to ambiguity
What percentage of municipal capital budget is reserved for upgrading informal settlements? Partial Evidence

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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 16,11% (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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 Yes
Is the rapid assessment and categorisation an appropriate response to the nature and extent of informality? Partial Evidence

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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 To an extent, emphasis placed on incremental upgrading
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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 Yes
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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 Informal Settlement Upgrading Policy/ Strategy
Is the city council's adopted strategy 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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 No clear indication to the extent of response
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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 Significant emphasise placed on upscaling
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Strong Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 Department of Human Settlements
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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 288 433 from IDP 2021/421 657 city profile 2020
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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 The goal is 59 000 however there are no clear indications
Timeframe to eradicate backlog conventionally (years) No 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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 No indication
# HH living in informal settlements Partial Evidence

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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 18%
# 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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 119
Annual IS growth rate Partial Evidence

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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 -0,2%
% 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.

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 18%
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 32%
# 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

Reviewed IDP 2021/22 680414

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Tue Oct 12 2021 12:07:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)