DEVELOPING AN EVIDENCE PORTAL ON THE NATIONAL SPATIAL
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK (NSDF) IN SOUTH AFRICA

LED BY: Laurenz Langer
TEAM (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): Allison Bullen, Promise Nduku, Zafeer Ravat, the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s Research Unit
DATES: May – November 2018
FUNDED BY: the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), South Africa

This demand-driven evidence portal grew out of an evidence mapping project with the DPME. We conducted three linked work packages to collate a policy-relevant evidence-base on the National Spatial Development Framework. Work-package one was an evidence-to-policy ethnography based on historical documents and interviews with decision-makers on what evidence they currently use. Work-package two was an interactive spatial data map using evidence mapping methodology to map existing spatial data sets in South Africa. The final work package was a responsive evidence synthesis of the research included
in existing evidence maps with relevance to the National Spatial Development Framework.