On May 26, 2016 The Hunger Project released a White Paper designed to provide policy makers with a clear, concise understanding as to how the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved in rural areas via gender-focused, community-led development. (Click here to download)
The paper draws on the organization’s 30 years experience across Africa, Asia and Latin America in pioneering systematic, holistic methodologies to empower women and men to take charge of their own development. The paper has adopted the shared language of the Movement for Community-led Development, in hopes of contributing to broader policy dialogue rather than promoting the work of any one organization.
Its author, The Hunger Project’s executive Vice President John Coonrod, commented that “many organizations deeply believe in this kind of approach, but we have all used ‘in-house’ language to describe it. This has prevented policy makers from seeing these approaches as a disciplined science and has made collective advocacy almost impossible.”