Measuring Success in Human Settlemens Development: An Impact Evaluation Study of the Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme in selected projects in South Africa


The evaluation was conducted as part of a technical assistance initiative organised between the World Bank and the South African Government. As such, the entire initiative was considered to be a capacity building exercise for DHS staff to support the growth of a strong impact evaluation practice within the National Department. In
terms of planning, this evaluation exemplifies how a rigorous impact evaluation can be planned in partnership with external specialist and delivered in a meaningful, developmental way that grows the skills sets of civil servants and answers important questions about the efficacy of government interventions and policy


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Initiated By:
National Department of Human Settlements
Undertaken By:
National Department of Human Settlements, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME)- World Bank and Vari Consulting
Evaluation Period:
Financial Year 2009/10-2011/12
Evaluation Area:
Social development, social security & assistance
Housing and infrastructure
Poverty, socio-economic dev, access to credit
Urban development
National Outcome:
National Outcome 8: Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
20Impact Evaluation Study of the Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme in selected projects in South Africa.pdf

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