Community Driven Development (CDD) program - World Bank

Donor: 
Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
Global
Africa
Americas
East Asia and the Pacific
Middle-East
South Asia
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Human Rights in Tourism
Infrastructure in Tourism
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
Sustainability of natural resources in Tourism
Intro text: 
Community Driven Development (CDD) programs operate on the principles of transparency, participation, local empowerment, demand-responsiveness, greater downward accountability, and enhanced local capacity.

Official website

www.worldbank.org/en/topic/communitydrivendevelopment

Geographic focus

Low to middle income, and conflict-affected countries.

Who can apply?

Governments of Member Countries

Objectives and activities

Objective: Community Driven Development (CDD) programs operate on the principles of transparency, participation, local empowerment, demand-responsiveness, greater downward accountability, and enhanced local capacity. The World Bank recognizes that CDD approaches and actions are important elements of an effective poverty reduction and sustainable development strategy.

Activities: The Bank has supported CDD across a range of low to middle income, and conflict-affected, countries to support a variety of urgent needs, including water supply and sanitation, school and health post construction, nutrition programs for mothers and infants, rural access roads, and support for micro-enterprises.

CDD has also proven useful in responding to conflict and fragility, and in post-disaster contexts, as it has shown to be fast, flexible and effective at re-establishing basic services. In fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS), the approach has also helped rebuild social capital and trust within communities, and between communities and governments.

Type and level of funding

The World Bank is taking up these emerging challenges through targeted analytical work, technical assistance to flagship programs around the world, quality assurance support through information and knowledge exchange, and staff skills development. 

To date, approximately 110 member countries of the World Bank have undertaken projects that apply a CDD approach. Over the past decade, the Bank has approved more than 500 such operations worth over $28 billion.