Implementation Evaluation of the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP): June 2009- June 2012


The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) was launched in July 2009 and is government?s strategic priority number 3 within the MTSF. The CRDP aims to achieve social cohesion and development of rural areas by ensuring improved access to basic services, enterprise development and village industrialisation. The CRDP is premised on a three-pronged strategy which focuses on agrarian transformation, rural development and land reform.
The purpose of this Implementation Evaluation of the CRDP is to assess whether the institutional arrangements that were set in place to support the implementation of the CRDP are appropriate and clear about their roles and responsibilities; whether the CRDP is achieving its policy goals; and to assess how the programme can be strengthened and up-scaled through learning from what has been done. The scope of the evaluation covers the implementation of the CRDP from its inception in June 2009 until June 2012.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Friday, 27 May 2016
Initiated By:
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Undertaken By:
Impact Economix
Evaluation Period:
June 2009 - June 2012
Evaluation Area:
LED, SMEs & local development projects
Land & agriculture
Poverty, socio-economic dev, access to credit
National Outcome:
National Outcome 4: Decent employment through inclusive economic growth.
National Outcome 7: Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities with food security for all.
National Outcome 10: Environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced.
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
13 10 24 Final CRDP Evaluation Report 1_3_25 Impact Economix.pdf
13 09 05 Final CRDP Evaluation Long Report.pdf
406 Implementation Eval of the CRDP.pdf
CRDP management and improvement plan.pdf
CRDP improvement plan 14.08.08. Finalpdf.pdf
CRDP Implementation Evaluation Literature Review Final Updated 4 7 13.pdf

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