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.