Impacts and Achievements
Benefits to Communities
PPT has delivered extensive benefits to poor and disadvantaged communities since its establishment. To date PPT has leveraged funding and other forms of assistance for more than 218,266 households and is currently working on projects benefiting 66,939 households. These communities are mainly informal settlements and marginalised rural communities.
There is also a strong emphasis on those in special need (e.g. orphans and vulnerable children) and those involved in informal enterprise or livelihoods activities (e.g. food gardens and home based care).
Projects Prepared to Date
Projects Currently Under Preparation
Benefits to Government
PPT provides significant support and assistance to various spheres of government (local and district municipalities as well as provincial and national government departments.)
The effectiveness of PPT’s focus on project preparation is evident in the high gearing it achieves on both its operating overheads and the preparations funds utilized when measured against the capital unlocked.
There is also additional and un-quantified gearing which relates to:
a) developmental benefits as improvements in people’s quality of life, livelihoods, income generation and operating funds flowing into projects
b) significant improvements in the area of policies and strategies.
Projects under Preparation
PPT is currently preparing 44 projects benefiting 66,939 households with a projected capital value of R658 million.
PPT has achieved significant policy and strategy impacts in a range of fields such as project preparation, informal settlement upgrading, special needs housing and alternative technologies (click here for more).
The projects PPT has prepared since its inception have resulted in R1.83 billion in capital funding being awarded for 179 “pro-poor” development projects benefiting over 218,266 disadvantaged households.
The projects include housing and infrastructure, special needs housing and HIV/AIDS relief, pro-poor local economic development, sustainable energies and capacity building and skills transfer).
PPT has developed a range of replicable models based on its practical project and programme experiences (click here for a schedule of PPT’s replicable models).