This platform was funded and developed in association with the SAPER project, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK and the National Research Foundation in South Africa.

Please or Register to create posts and topics.

Module 3 - Outcomes-Led Planning

Module Overview

The aim of the Outcomes-Led Planning training module is to provide an overview of the “outcomes-led planning” approach, that forms part of the ongoing processes of planning, budgeting, fiscal, and reporting reform. It is meant to offer public and private sector stakeholders within the built environment insight into the purpose, tools, and application of outcomes led planning. The module defines what is meant by outcomes-led planning and why it is important. The identification and definition of desired integrated outcomes represent the starting point of the Built Environment Value Chain. The module teases out the current legislative landscape and notes that there have been attempts by various stakeholders to better realise spatial transformation.

The module covers, inter alia:
•  The Definition and Purpose of Outcomes-led Planning
•  The Spatial Restructuring Imperative
•  Planning for Built Environment Outcomes in Cities
•  Articulating Desired Outcomes in a Results-Based Framework
•  BEPP and Built Environment Value Chain
•  Planning and Spatial Targeting
•  Reporting and Built Environment Indicators
•  Institutionalising Outcomes-Led Planning


  • The posts in this forum do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SACPLAN or the SAPER project, and individuals are solely liable for any consequences emanating from their posts.
  • This forum is not for submitting job applications, resources or upcoming events. If you want to submit any of the aforementioned information, please send an email to
  • Please note that use of this forum is subject to the rules and regulations.
    If you feel a post violates these terms, please email the moderators at, or select the report icon () button on the post or comment in question.