PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 22 AUGUST 2001
Transitional National Development Trust • Temporary structure formed in 1996 whilst NDA was being established • Over 4000 proposals for funding were inherited • Inherited infrastructure and resources • Valuable lessons learnt
ACCELERATED GRANT DISBURSEMENT PROCESS • Temporary Provincial satellite offices • Screening projects under R200 000 • Screening projects over R200 000 • Parallel processes involved
WHO IS NDA? • Act of Parliament 108, November 1998 • Reporting to the Treasury/ Social Development (to be confirmed) • Independent of Government • Started operating April 2000 • The NDA Board of Trustees is composed of six representatives from Government and nine representatives from civil society appointed by the Minister of Finance, the Executive Authority of the NDA.
WHO IS NDA? cont… The Board is divided into the following subcommittees: • Management Committee • Finance and Audit Committee • Human resource and Remuneration Committee • Policy, Projects and Programmes Screening Committee
Our Strategic Direction Our Vision…. The NDA is South Africa’s key funding agency that addresses poverty and contributes towards the creation of a healthy, economically vibrant and stable civil society. Our Mission…. To be a statutory funding agency whose primary focus is to contribute towards the eradication of poverty and its causes, and strengthen the capacity of civil society organisation in combating poverty.
NDA Mandate Strategic Objectives To focus and provide funding to poverty stricken areas Primary Objectives Funding To introduce and phase-in proactive, integrated “programme level funding strategies To form a working relationship with CSOs and other relevant organisations To increase the pool of funds Capacity Building To develop and implement a capacity building model to improve the NDA (Staff and Board) organisation competence To develop and implement a capacity building model to improve CSO organisation competence To form working relationships with other capacity building organisations Secondary Objectives Policy and Research To build an innovative internal research capability and form external links To build a culture of knowledge generation and management that would differentiate the NDA as an organisation To form working relationships with other relevant research organisations To lead and influence external policy debate on poverty eradication Policy Dialogue To lead and influence public debate on poverty eradication To form working relationships and build networks within the poverty arena To engage and communicate effectively to related organisations and communities Our Strategic Direction
SOURCES OF FUNDING • Current funding sources: • Government • European Union • Independent Development Trust (once off funding) Potential funding sources: • Lottery? • Any other partners
WHERE IS NDA GOING? • Move away from sectoral funding to Programme level funding • Partnering with stakeholders • ISRDP support / Urban renewal • Poverty pockets (SSA info) • Institutional building • Human capacity • Provincialisation
INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING • Staff • Permanent (National Office) 45 • Temporary (Provincial) 38 • Infrastructure • Project Tracking System • Decision making process • Financial Management system (ACCPAC) • Microsoft Outlook E-mail system • Call Centre • Project Cycle Management • Pre-Assessment • Assessment • Monitoring & Evaluation • Project Closure
PARTNERSHIPS • Land Claims Commission – Validation Campaign • SABS – SMME Development • IDT - ISRDP • UNDP – Local Government – Capacity Building • Interfund – Capacity Building • Bristol Myers Squibb – HIV/AIDS • Etc
PROGRESS TO DATE PROGRAMME ENHANCEMENT • Grant making tools & systems • IT Review • Staff Development • Performance contracting • Risk Management • Decentralisation • Policy Review • Funding Criteria • Resourcing
PROGRESS TO DATE cont… DISBURSEMENT UPDATE
PROACTIVE FUNDING Flagship Programmes Uphaphe Empowerment Trust - KZN Community Self Empowerment Centre - EC Tswelelopele Initiative - NC Northern Province Special Projects Forum – NP Stormberg Farmers Association – EC SABS - National