World Bank

Kalahi-CIDSS 1 (KC-1)

The World Bank is one of the first development partners of the DSWD in developing and implementing community-driven development (CDD), which started with Kalahi-CIDSS 1 (KC-1) the parent project which ran from 2003-2010.   Its financing of P5.1 billion for KC-1 enabled DSWD to reach out to 200 poor municipalities, which represented the bottom quartile of the poorest provinces in the country. Many of the design elements of the CDD approach currently utilized by the Project was tested and developed during KC-1.

Kalahi-CIDSS-Additional Financing (KC-AF)

KC Additional Financing (KC-AF) is the World Bank-funded bridge financing for Kalahi-CIDSS to support the transition into a scaled up operations. It was implemented in 183 municipalities in Regions IV-CALABARZON, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and CARAGA. It was started in 2010 and was completed in 2014.

Kalahi-CIDSS-Additional Financing (KC-AF) is supported by PhP 2.8 Billion financing from the World Bank in addition to the GoP (Government of the Philippines) funding and contributions from LGUs and communities amounting to PhP 2.16 Billion. It has a total project cost of PhP 4.9 Billion.

It will contribute to three goals: (a) reduced poverty; (b) improved participatory local governance; and (c) improved social capital. Kalahi-CIDSS’ contribution to the three goals will be achieved through the attainment of the Project objective: “Communities in targeted poor municipalities are empowered to achieve improved access to sustainable basic public services and to participate in more inclusive Local Government Unit (LGU) planning and budgeting”.

NCDDP and Other Complementary Support to Kalahi-CIDSS

World Bank will continue to support CDD operations as a partner in the forthcoming National CDD Program of the DSWD.   Together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Agency for Development Aid (AusAID), World Bank has committed to support the scaling up of CDD to 100% of the poorest municipalities in the country beginning 2013.

World Bank also provides support to DSWD for various technical and analytical work and in helping source grants for complementary projects such as the Japan Social Development Fund-Livelihood and Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Communities (JSDF-LVUC) and the AusAID-WB Support to Education through the construction of school buildings and day care centers in Kalahi-CIDSS and Pantawid Pamilya areas using the CDD approach. Both are managed through the WB Trust Fund.

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Additional Financing

KC Additional Financing (KC-AF) is the World Bank-funded bridge financing for Kalahi-CIDSS to support the transition into a scaled up operations. It is currently implemented in183 municipalities in Regions IV-A, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and CARAGA. It was started in 2010 and will finish by 2014.

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Kalahi-CIDSS 1 (KC-1)

Kalahi-CIDSS is a poverty alleviation project of DSWD that uses the community-driven development (CDD) approach. The project aims to reduce poverty by empowering communities and promoting good governance, through (i) provision of support for community projects and activities, and (ii) encouraging local government responsiveness to community-identified development projects.


The Project is being implemented as part of the department’s mission in pursuing poverty alleviation and empowerment of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. This is also in response to government’s social contract and key programs and strategies in the Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016 in developing human resource through improved social services.


From 2003 to 2010, it covered 200 municipalities in the 42 poorest provinces in the country. A total of 5,876 community sub-projects were funded amounting to P5.93 billion, benefiting 1,345,767 households or 6,728,835 individuals.

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National Community-Driven Development Program

The National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP), is the biggest project under the Kalahi-CIDSS portfolio. In fact, it is the scale-up of the community-driven development (CDD) operations of Kalahi-CIDSS, expanding its coverage from 364 to 847 municipalities.

Its development objective is to have barangays/communities of targeted municipalities become empowered to achieve improved access to services and to participate in more inclusive local planning, budgeting, and implementation.

This was also aligned into a program to support community-driven post-disaster response and development in Typhoon Yolanda-affected municipalities within provinces covered by Kalahi-CIDSS.

It was approved on January 2013 and is supported by the Philippine Development Plan (2011-2016).


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