This portfolio responsibility focuses on socio-economic development through proper regional development planning and co-ordination, empowerment and mobilisation of people at local level. The programme was established in order to bring about sound, comprehensive, balanced and integrated regional development and coordination.
To determine the social and economic development status for each region
To determine the nature and levels of social and economic development imbalances/gaps between and within regions
To determine the benefit incidence of public expenditure between and within regions
To recommend and develop specific evidence-based corrective and strategic interventions to address regional development imbalances as will have been identified
To establish sustainability mechanisms to the Regional Development and Co-ordination Programme
To develop monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for this programme
This programme is the responsibility of the Regional Development Team (RDT) which is led by the Regional Secretary as the chairperson. The RDT is comprised of Departmental Heads in the different developmental discipline. The programme further aims at enhancing resource targeting so that they are responsive to the needs of the people, particularly the poor and the marginalised.
Clearly articulated multi-sectoral interventions that address the identified development gaps
Reduced socio-economic development disparities among citizens and regions of the land
Improved resource targeting based on evidence on the specific development needs for each region
Comprehensive regional development plans, budgets and financial arrangements for regional development initiatives
Elimination of duplication of efforts and waste of resources
Evidence-based, integrated, participatory and responsive regional development
Ministry of Tinkhundla Administration & Development