HUMAN SETTLEMENTS EVIDENCE MAP

Date: January 2015 – November 2016
Led by: Laurenz Langer and Ruth Stewart
ACE team: Laurenz Langer and Ruth Stewart
Partners: Matodzi Amisi, Harsha Dayal, Siphesihle Dumisa, Matthew Hughsama, Nollen Mdhlovu, Thando Mhlanga, Ahmed Vawda and support from the Department of Human Settlements.
Funder: The Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), South Africa

Evidence maps are an evidence synthesis tool that allows decision-makers to rapidly access a body of evidence relevant to their policy questions. This evidence is then mapped against a policy framework and visualised on an interactive evidence interface to allow public servants to interrogate and engage with the evidence. In this evidence map, we followed a demand-led approach to adapt evidence mapping methodology to public service sector decision-makers’ needs. As a result, the available research evidence was mapped against two South African policy-frameworks: The Human Settlements Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) as an outcome framework and the Human Settlements White paper as a policy/intervention framework.