DSWD, World Bank to hold program review

The Department of Social Welfare and Developmentand development partner World Bank are set to conduct the Implementation Support Mission for monitoring the program Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services - National Community-Driven Development Program (Kalahi-CIDSS) from February 4 to 22, 2018


The month-long activity aims to jointly conduct a review on how close Kalahi-CIDSS has come to achieving it key targets and development objective, while checking its compliance with the agreements made last year and loan covenant with World Bank.


Kalahi-CIDSS, a poverty-alleviation programs implemented nationwide by DSWD, uses the community-driven development (CDD) approach that empowers communities in poor and disaster-affected municipalities to identify their own needs, and collectively implement and manage solutions to these needs. The program scaled-up its implementation to cover 847 municipalities in 2014 with the support from World Bank and Asian Development Bank.


As part of the joint mission, DSWD and World Bank will select and visit four municipalities to validate program data through inputs from the community-level partners and stakeholders such as the local government officials and volunteers.


DSWD Assistant Secretary for Specialized Programs Rhea B. Peñaflor, National Program Manager Annie E. Mendoza, and representatives from World Bank and Kalahi-CIDSS national and regional offices are among those who shall be joining the community visits.


While Kalahi-CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Program is set to end this year, national level-partners, district representatives, local government officials, and community volunteers have called for the continuation of the program.


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