Some of the recognitions received by Kalahi-CIDSS are:
- World Bank: Top 5 best practices in project design among 200 selected projects worldwide (Quality Assurance Group, 2003)
- Asian countries: Learning laboratory on poverty reduction with government officials from Indonesia, Vietnam, Mongolia and Nepal conducting study tours to Kalahi-CIDSS municipalities.
- Civil Society: Perfect scorecard, as rated by 92 non-government and people’s organizations, because of the Project’s engagement with civil society organizations (2005)
- Government agencies: Presidential Citation for the Project’s Outstanding Contribution to Poverty Alleviation (2010), Good Practice Award from NEDA under the Category of Strategies in Achieving Desired Sector Outcomes (2010), Best Public Sector Project, as awarded by the Regional Council of Western Visayas (2006)