Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Government of the Philippines through the DSWD has an ongoing partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the latter’s assistance in providing policy and advisory technical assistance in the conceptualization and design of the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP). ADB also support the capacity-building component of the pilot testing of an enhanced provincial local government unit (PLGU) engagement strategy in Kalahi-CIDSS.

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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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Makilahok: Strengthening Community Participation in Local Development

The Kalahi-CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) through the Community Empowerment Activity Cycle (CEAC) demonstrates the community-driven development (CDD) approach enabled more inclusiveness, broader community participation, gender transparency, and accountability in all stages of barangay development process. With CDD inherently reinforcing good governance values as mandated by 1991 Local Government Code, this makes it essential to integrate and adopt CDD elements in barangay development planning and budgeting process anchored on the important learnings gained from several years of KC-NCDDP implementation using the participatory process, tools, and techniques learned in CEAC. 

Community-driven development (CDD) exposes community members to a learning process where they can realize their individual and collective strength, acquire and develop community project management skills and increase their confidence in engaging local governments in period dialogues for the better basic services delivery. 

  1. Community participation or mobilization facilitates local development activities.
  2. Community participation strengthens the barangay development council (BDC). Community participation could include consulting the people on community issues or problems; make them part of the decision-making process on what projects are to be prioritized for funding, and keep them informed on the physical and financial status of community projects. 
  3. CDD engages community members in gathering, analyzing, and validating information about the current conditions of the barangay that could result in a more realistic and broad consensus as to the needs of the community. 
  4. CDD seeks the participation from the marginalized, and other vulnerable groups in the community such as women, farmers, fisher folks, will provide a better understanding of the needs of the poorest relevant to issues on resource allocation and use.  

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