The purpose of this Sub-program is to develop procedures for genuine provincial and local planning processes (including CIP to reflect intra administration projects) , which are not limited to translating national planning goals at provincial and local levels, but are driven by local development opportunities, as well as by gaps in services. This principle should be reflected in
the Planning Guidelines currently under preparation.

Within 2010, NCDD-S expects that a policy consensus will emerge on appropriate methodologies and capacity building strategies for planning in different SN systems including both higher level provincial strategic planning and, at the local level (district, municipal and capital), local planning procedures reflecting local policies.

Sub-program 5 sets out an action plan to allow these procedures to be developed, revised and finalised and for related capacity to be built, allowing their replication and mainstreaming country-wide during implementation of the NP.