Community-driven development (CDD) Towards a renewed approach: Where do we stand? M. Manssouri, CPM, IFAD REGIONAL WORKSHOP 14-17 March 2006 New Coco Beach Resort - Accra, Ghana. What is a community?
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Community-driven development (CDD)Towards a renewed approach: Where do we stand?M. Manssouri, CPM, IFADREGIONAL WORKSHOP14-17 March 2006New Coco Beach Resort - Accra, Ghana
What is a community?
A locus where everybody can have the opportunity to make his/her voice heard directly on matters of public choice
A territory where everybody (can) know(s) each other, with shared institutions of local governance
The projects reviewed are:
Ghana, the Village Infrastructure Project (VIP)
Mauritania, The Oases Development Project (ODP)
Senegal, Village Organization & Management Project (POGV)
Mali, Sahelian Development Fund, FODESA
Cape Verde, Rural Poverty Alleviation Project (PLPR)
Partnerships that join CBOs, CSOs, private sector and government:
There is a need to agree on key principles:
(composed of households and individuals and their groups)
(Farmer org. MSMEs, RMFIs, Trade Org…) and NGOs
Local development results from the interactions between three types of institutional agents
Larger Private Sector
The building blocks to achieve those objectives are sustainable community-organizations (CBOs) and empowering and sustainable linkages established between them and the public administration, the private sector and the civil society
Facilitating equitable distribution of benefits within a community
Promoting enabling institutions around the communities, identify enabling and disabling agencies, actors and procedures
By increasing community social capital, CDD reduces transaction costs: