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 2018/19 review Yes
# 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

# HH * household size (2016) 359 057
Annual IS growth rate Strong Evidence

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

Census 2011 -2%
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 2,133 units per annum
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 2018/19 review 421,657 households
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 2018/19 review Yes
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 2018/19 review The strategy indicates that housing, incremental upgrading and the provision of serviced sites is the primary services delivered. Insufficient detail of the split of these services are provided.
# HH living in informal settlements Strong Evidence

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

IDP/ BEPP 2018/19 review 164 718
# 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.

IDP/ BEPP 2018/19 review 119
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 2018/19 review Department of Human Settlements
% 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 32%
% 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.

IDP/ BEPP 2018/19 review 18%
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 2018/19 review "Informal Settlement Upgrading Policy/ Strategy"
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 The strategy responds to the scale of informality. However, insufficient detail is provided.
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 211 years
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 2018/19 Yes budgets indicate expenditure on informal settlement upgrading.
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

IDP/ BEPP 2018/19 review Yes
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.

National Treasury evaluation, 2016 46% (or R819 million)
Does the budget align with the municipal targets for upgrading informal settlements? Strong Evidence

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

National Treasury evaluation, 2016 Aims to upgrade 59 000 households – lack of coherence in targets = 45 000 households to be upgraded and 11 000 to be relocated

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Isandla Institute
Last modified   Thu Oct 25 2018 14:11:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)