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Urban Settlements Development Grant USDG Policy Framework Workshop 6 April 2011. PRESENTATION OUTLINE. USDG POLICY FRAMEWORK Built Environment Context Approach & Objectives Built Env. Performance Plan & Intermediate Results Indicators Eligibility & Participation

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Urban Settlements Development Grant

USDG

Policy Framework Workshop

6 April 2011

presentation outline
PRESENTATION OUTLINE
  • USDG POLICY FRAMEWORK
    • Built Environment Context
    • Approach & Objectives
    • Built Env. Performance Plan & Intermediate Results Indicators
    • Eligibility & Participation
    • Funding & Financial Arrangements
    • Institutional Arrangements
  • DISCUSSION ON USDG POLICY FRAMEWORK
  • WAY FORWARD
    • Assessment and Evaluation Process
          • USDG Panel
          • National Treasury Process
    • Payment Schedule
terminology in respect of usdg
TERMINOLOGY IN RESPECT OF USDG
  • Human Settlements
  • Urban Settlements
  • Built Environment
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Built Environment Performance Plan – BEPP
human settlements
HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Human Settlements - well managed entities in which economic growth and social development are in balance with the carrying capacity of the natural systems on which they depend for their existence and result in sustainable development, wealth creation and poverty alleviation and equity (Housing Code). There is a continuum of settlements from rural to urban. The USDG relates to urban human settlements.

urban settlements
URBAN SETTLEMENTS

8 Metro’s +

  • Mogale
  • City
  • Msunduzi
  • Newcastle / Umtshezi
  • Polokwane
  • Potchefstroom
  • Rustenburg
  • Stellenbosch
  • Sol Plaatjie
  • Steve Tshwete
  • uMhlathuze
  • City of Matlosana
  • Drakenstein
  • Emalahleni
  • George
  • Govan Mbeki
  • Mafikeng
  • Madibeng
  • Matjhabeng
  • Mbombela
built environemnt
BUILT ENVIRONEMNT

Built Environment– refers to the human production of space within the context of urban settlements including infrastructure that supports services required for quality living, both from the social and economic perspectives. The built environment includes infrastructure services, housing, public transport and land use management practices. It also includes community facilities, such as sports fields, arts and recreational facilities, community halls and other social infrastructure that are as critical to building resilient, cohesive, safe and healthy communities.

infrastructure development
INFRASTRUCTUREDEVELOPMENT

Infrastructure Development includes addressing the development of new services, upgrading, rehabilitation, and where necessary replacement.

While it is a direct response to the constitutional rights of access to basic services, it also provides for economic growth. It is a key source of revenue for Cities % Towns.

built env performance plan bepp
BUILT ENV. PERFORMANCE PLAN - BEPP

Built Environment Performance Plan– refers to the plan that a city compiles and submits to national government in respect of the USDG procedure, the content of which is focused on the approach of the city in managing its built environment to contribute to the national outcome of integrated infrastructureplanning and performance.

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1. BUILT ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT

“Sustainable Human Settlements and Improved the Quality of Household Life”

Consolidation of funding a key issue for realisation of the human settlements mandate

The provision of Bulk and Link Infrastructure continues to be a matter plaguing the optimum performance of the human settlements sector

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1. BUILT ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT

MIG Cities was established to promote integrated planning and funding of the urban built environment agenda in the large cities.

Cabinet decision in December 2010 that USDG be established, and funding be allocated from the HSDG and the disestablished MIG Cities grant.

USDG intends to integrate the release of well located land to the function of planning and funding of the built environment.

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2. INTENTOF USDG

“Additional” R 21 billion for human settlements function over the MTEF allocated directly to Cities & Towns

USDG will augment and support grant allocations from provinces to municipalities under the HSDG; it must also support integration of HSDG projects into mainstream city development.

Should compel improvement in development planning and also improve inter-governmental co-ordination (all 3 spheres) of development.

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2. INTENT OF USDG

USDG aims to encourage cities to be proactive developers of infrastructure by mobilising domestic capital while at the same time addressing and re-dressing the location of development. It should compel Cities and Towns to manage their capital expenditures in an integrated manner, across all services in good locations and covering the lifespan of projects (development, M&R, upgrading, rehabilitation, replacement).

2 intent of usdg
2. INTENT OF USDG

USDG should address PRO POOR BIAS INCLUDING ECONOMIC GROWTH

  • economic growth, and at the same time
  • inequality and poverty alleviation and eradication

Not either or, but both: USDG focus should be biased towards lowering the costs incurred by poorer households in accessing serviced urban land with secure tenure.

3 guiding principles
3. GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • Cities & Towns to lead management of Built Environment
  • Recognise & support capacity in Cities & Towns
  • Reflect balance between poverty alleviation and economic growth in capital expenditure
  • National fiscal support must provide an outcomes-focused supplement to capital budgets of Cities & Towns
  • Cities & Towns must account for performance of built environment
bepp submission format
BEPP SUBMISSION FORMAT

Human Settlements Development Plan to be addendum to BEPP Submission for alignment and integration of Housing / Human Settlements into mainstream city development

  • Spatial integration
  • Increase densities
  • Development of Public Transport
  • Location of land, Zoning and Land Use as tools
3 composition of the bepp panel
The BEPP Panel will consist of the members currently serving on the Human Settlement Basic Services Task Team and others as per the TOR (Annexure C)3. Composition of the BEPP Panel
  • National Dept of Human Settlements,
  • Dept of Cooperative Governance
  • National Dept of Sports and Recreation
  • Respective Prov Dept’s of Human Settlements
  • Respective Prov Dept’s of Co-operative Governance
  • Department of Water
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Environment
  • National Treasury

+ Two to three experts selected by consensus of the Panel

3 assessment process
3. Assessment Process

The BEPP Panel will receive the first drafts of the USDG BEPP’s submitted by the 8 Metro’s seven (7) days prior to the assessment thereof.

In addition the review of the 1st drafts will take place as part of the Annual Budget Reviews conducted by National Treasury with delegated municipalities (Benchmarking)

Evaluation criteria (Intermediate Results Indicators) will be used for assessment

3 evaluation criteria
3. Evaluation Criteria

Intermediate Results Indicators

DORA

or

draft for discussion today

3 bepp submission dates procedures
3.BEPP Submission dates & procedures

First Draft BEP

Submission of 1st draft

Consultation with Metro’s

Panel workshop and review plans

Alignment of Benchmarking for budgets and evaluation for USDG.

Second Draft BEP

Submission of 2nd draft

Panel review plans

Final BEP

Submission of final BEP

Dates

Submit by 31 March

6 April 2011

18 to 21 April 2011

4 to 9 May 2011

23 may 2011

6 to 15 June 2011

24 June 2011

4 eligibility participation
4. Eligibility & Participation
  • 8 Cities & 20 Towns
  • Alignment with Human Settlements Accreditation AND demands facing urban settlements
  • Meet USDG grant conditions – DORA
  • Reporting and M&E
    • Section 71 Reports (amended)
reporting requirements m e
Report on performance against the targets provided for in the BEPP Intermediate Results Indicators and in conjunction with the reporting requirements of MFMA Section 71:

“The accounting officer of a municipality must by no later than 10 working days after the end of each month submit to the mayor of the municipality and the relevant provincial treasury a statement in prescribed format on the state of the municipality’s budget reflecting the following particulars for that month and for the financial year up to the end of that month” and Section 72:

“The accounting officer of a municipality must by 25 January of each year—(a) assess the performance of the municipality during the first half of the financial year, submit a report on such assessment to—(i) the mayor of the municipality; (ii) the National Treasury; and (iii) the relevant provincial treasury”

Reporting Requirements, M & E
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Reporting Requirements, M & E

Municipalities must comply with reporting requirements as per DORA Section 9 (1) & Section 11 (2)

The flow of the first instalment depends on the submission and approval of BEPP including agreed Intermediate Results Indicators;

The flow of the 2nd, 3rd instalments will be conditional upon submission and approval of signed-off quarterly reports

5 rationalisation of grants
5. RATIONALISATION OF GRANTS

Rationalisation of various sector specific funding streams to promote more effective planning and implementation of the built environment by Cities and Towns

USDG

+ ?

NDPG;

INEP

1.  Water Services Projects

2.  Community Based Public Works Programme

3.  Local Economic Development Fund

4.  Urban Transport Fund

5.  Building for Sport and Recreation Programme

MIG-Cities

MIG

MIG

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5. USDG GRANT FRAMEWORK
  • Grant purpose: Supplements the capital revenues of selected Cities & Towns to support the national human settlements development outcome – Sustainable Human Settlements & Improved Quality of Household Life
  • Flow of Funds
  • Schedule 4 – allocation to municipalities to supplement the funding of functions from municipal budgets
  • Directly from NDHS to Cities & Towns
  • 3 payments as per Payment Schedule
  • (HSDG continues to flow as normal until Level 3 Accreditation)
6 institutional arrangements
Delivery Agreements (USDG specific) will be political commitment to reflect Grant Framework / DORA.

Capacity Support from National (and World Bank) provided with funding

Link to institutionalised budgeting and reporting process convened by National Treasury for all Departments

6. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
way forward
WAY FORWARD
  • Assessment and Evaluation Process
        • USDG Panel, May 2011
        • National Treasury Process – Benchmarking, May 2011
  • Payment Schedule
        • First payment 7 July 2011
        • Second payment 11 Nov 2011
        • Third payment 17 Feb 2012
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