The department of Cooperative Governance ( IUDF unit) hosted a CEF workshop with municipalities, sector departments, private sector, provinces and development financial institutions . The workshop was aimed at discussing the value of CEFs in long term planning and CEFSs can be utilised as a tool to institutionalise long term municipal planning.
Municipalities who are part of the Intermediate cities support programme and have completed their capital expenditure frameworks had the opportunity to present their draft CEFs which highlight key functional areas and priority development areas within their municipality.
What is a CEF?
SALGA describes it as: "A consolidated high-level view of infrastructure investment needs in municipalities over a long term period, 10/20 years, while the guidelines for the implementation of the (IUDG) describes the CEF as: "A high-level long-term-infrastructure plan that flows from a spatial development framework. it estimates the level of affordable capital investment by the municipality over the long term.
What is the value of a CEF?
It will provide context for performance measurement against development objectives and outcomes. Engagements with stakeholders will be guided by evidence based planning (reality and affordability)
CEFs will also result in the conceptualisation of strategically framed projects that supports the #IUDFobjectives
The CEF seeks to answer the following questions