Comment Sought on Integrated Planning Framework Bill

Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

A Draft Integrated Planning Framework Bill has been drawn up.

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

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.

Comment is invited until 8 May 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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