The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) aims to achieve social cohesion and develop rural areas by improving access to basic services, business development, and industrial development in villages. The programme achieves this through contributing to agrarian (agricultural) transformation, rural development, and land reform. The programme partners with departments in all three spheres of government (national, provincial and local).
The CRDP was evaluated to assess if the institutional arrangements (policies, systems and processes) that support the programme are appropriate and that roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined. The evaluation included an assessment of goals the CRDP has achieved, and considered how the programme could be improved and expanded through lessons learnt.