City Assessments Overview
City Assessments are a core component of the InTAcT project, and are focused on reviewing city land
and infrastructure development processes from the perspective of integrity and social
accountability. Cities benefit from a facilitated opportunity for reflection on their performance
that identifies both areas of good practice and areas for improvement.
The programme includes the completion of a questionnaire and a perception survey, followed by a
four-day self-assessment visit to interview and conduct focus groups with various internal
stakeholders (including the political leadership, senior management and other staff at various
levels). These engagements will be used to complete the assessment.
The outcomes are presented to the Mayor and Municipal Manager for confirmation. The assessment team
(made up of 5 of the City’s senior councilors and officials, and an InTAcT facilitator) will then
draft a city integrity and accountability improvement plan to address key challenges highlighted in
the assessment and to leverage good practice identified.
Participation in the City Assessment process is currently limited to metropolitan cities and is on a
voluntary basis. The programme is run by the CSP and the cost of the independent expert/s is covered
by them. The municipality is expected to host meetings and workshops.
The pilot InTAcT City Assessment process kicked off in December 2017. In the pilot phase, 3 cities
will be assessed. The results of those individual city assessments can be found below.