The Community Empowerment Network (CEN): Communities of Practice for Local Capacity in Central Asia. World Bank Institute (WBI) Europe and Central Asia Social Development unit (ECSSD). CEN and Context for Community Driven Development (CDD) in Central Asia.
Communities of Practice for Local Capacity in Central Asia
World Bank Institute (WBI)
Europe and Central Asia Social Development unit (ECSSD)
For CDD and Communities of Practice:
Added value of the CoP as a means to scale up CDD is that both approaches are mutually reinforcing since they stress the critical importance of social capital.
WBI developed a set of guiding principles to help ensure lessons learned would be applied to ensure the success of the project.
These principles include:
- Local ownership
- Year-round activity
- Linkage to World Bank
- Partnerships to leverage
knowledge and resources
Worked moderately well
- Government involvement
- Stock-taking of CDD Initiatives
- Regional exchange
Different starting points different progress
rather than providing
funds for each Network
to use, the Networks
will instead come to
WBI when they need
resources, whether financial or intellectual, for specific activities.