Revised Strategic Objectives of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to establish the SA Development Partnership Agency
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 752
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 7 OF 15 MARCH 2010
Mr LS Ngonyama (Cope) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
Whether her department’s revised strategic objectives have over the past ten months established the SA Development Partnership Agency and made it fully operational; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The establishment of the South African Development Partnership Agency was reflected in the Strategic Plan of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for 2009-2010 and is also reflected in the 2010-2013 Departmental Strategic Plan. During the past year, the Department developed the conceptual framework of the South African Development Partnership Agency. During the current financial year, work is underway to develop the operational design of the Agency. It is anticipated that once the operational design has been finalised and approved by Cabinet, the necessary process of enacting the Agency into law will follow.