New Report: Unpacking Community-led Development

Today, the Collaborative Research Team of the Movement for Community-led Development released the first phase of findings. This report represents a collaborative study of 173 programs across 65 countries that were identified by their implementing organizations as being community-led. While there have been a few attempts to capture the impact of CLD, to the best … Continue reading New Report: Unpacking Community-led Development

Stopping As Success: January 2020 MCLD Meeting

Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative and David Yamron of Search for Common Ground were the special guests at our meeting today, briefing us on a project central to Community-led Development - "Stopping As Success: Transitioning to Locally Led Development." The project website here has just gone live, and will feature 20 case studies and tools. … Continue reading Stopping As Success: January 2020 MCLD Meeting

The Pill vs Gender-based Violence

Tenth in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo: iStock.com/araoraor December 4 - On this day in 1961, Britain’s National Health Service first made oral contraception available. Despite opposition from the Catholic Church and some other religious groups, a 2012 study by the Guttmacher Institute found that 99% of all women … Continue reading The Pill vs Gender-based Violence

HIV/AIDS is Gender-based Violence

Part 7 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence December 1, 2018 - World AIDS Day: In the 1980s, the first cases of AIDS were a shock to everyone. It took months for top researchers to understand it. In Africa, where the pandemic became most widespread, the campaign to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS … Continue reading HIV/AIDS is Gender-based Violence

The Journey to Self-Reliance starts with Community-led Development

USAID is undergoing a major transformation under the theme "Journey to Self Reliance." Extensive  field experience shows that this journey begins in communities, and that aid strategies should be designed from the community upwards. In the past 50 years, countries as diverse as Korea, Philippines, Brazil and most recently Kenya have achieved broad-based economic growth, … Continue reading The Journey to Self-Reliance starts with Community-led Development