The South African National Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has released a new version of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Guideline for Metropolitan Municipalities. This guideline builds on the recognised IDP process and incorporates planning reforms identified through the Built Environment Performance Planning (BEPP) process.
To achieve a sound IDP process in line with good practice, CoGTA has identified nine priority focus areas to promote transversal and integrated planning together with an outcomes‐led planning and budgeting response to the National Development Plan (NDP). These focus areas include:
- Outcomes‐led planning;
- Integrated planning;
- Planning inter‐governmentally;
- Planning with the public;
- Planning and strategy‐led budgeting;