Comment on Integrated Planning Framework Bill Extended

Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

The comment period for the Draft Integrated Planning Framework Bill has been extended.

The planning, monitoring and evaluation department first published the proposed legislation for comment in Government Gazette 41610.

The draft bill seeks to:

•    provide for the functions of the Department responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation;
•    establish an institutional framework for a new predictable planning paradigm and discipline within and across all spheres of government;
•    support effective monitoring and evaluation of government programmes aimed at improved service delivery and positive impact on society;
•    provide for the continued existence of the National Planning Commission;
•    promote better coordination, collaboration and alignment of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation between and across the national, provincial and local spheres of government, and including public entities; and
•    provide for matters connected therewith.

According to the department, the main objectives of the draft bill are to facilitate stronger integration, coordination and joint planning among the different spheres of government; create structures for accountability to cabinet and government stakeholders on planning decisions; formalize the advisory role and functions of the NPC and integrate state owned and funded data warehouses to boost long-term planning.

The draft bill also aims to promote more effective implementation of the National Development Plan.

The extension notice was published in Gazette 41618.

Comment is now invited until 4 June 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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