INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

 
THE ALIGNMENT MODEL AND THE MTEF BUDGET CYCLE 

The Alignment model refers to the alignment required between the infrastructure planning and the budget cycle. Government has adopted very comprehensive strategic planning and the MTEF Budgeting Cycles which supports the implementation of financial management reforms. It is important to note that that the budget cycle takes 3 years to complete, with preparation/planning, implementation and close-out being the predominant phases undertaken in each year. Every year a new budget cycle is started resulting in budget cycles overlapping each other. Thus, in any one year, officials will be busy with activities relating to 3 different budget cycles each of which is in a different phase

INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY CYCLE

In order to improve planning and efficiency in the delivery of infrastructure, minimum timeframes used in the infrastructure delivery cycle are defined. These timeframes make provision for appropriate due processes in the cycle as well as to create critical linkages between the infrastructure delivery cycle and the MTEF Budget Cycle. The Infrastructure delivery cycle is a longer cycle (approximately 4 years) than the MTEF budget cycle (3 years) due to the lead time required for planning, design and project/works procurement.