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

Mexico launches a School for Community-led Development

In May 2017, The Hunger Project-Mexico launched the "Municipal School for Community-led Development" in two districts in Mexico (San José Tenango, Oaxaca and Tampamolón Corona, San Luis Potosí) under the project "Hands and voices to work: indigenous community participation in local governance."  Eight months into the journey, the team has had the opportunity to discover … Continue reading Mexico launches a School for Community-led Development

SDGs Compacts 2020

Dr. Paul S. Zeitz, former director of Data Revolution at the U.S. State Department and now at movement member Global Development Incubator, presented the concept for accountability in localizing the SDGs at the October global meeting of the Movement for Community-Led Development (CLD). Paul's slides [googleapps domain="docs" dir="presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSLHJiNTFWRLkSy2aTJV9wMMoKG2Oq5Cd_Ql7GKrrGOop4VbjjwZLjFdoqRtP_n88z83FmvKMp1rg6R/embed" query="start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000" width="600" height="400" /] In addition, … Continue reading SDGs Compacts 2020

CARE Methodology

Founded in 1945, CARE’s original action plan has evolved from sending care packages overseas to funding and supporting projects that will deliver lasting change. CARE are focused on many different sectors include gender and gender-based violence, responding to emergencies and crises, supporting sustainable agricultural practices, encouraging education for women and girls, developing microfinance systems and … Continue reading CARE Methodology

Counterpart International Methodology

Since their inception in 1965, Counterpart International has been driven by the vision that all people have the right and ability to drive their own destinies. Counterpart takes a building block approach with their local partners to support strong and more resilient communities by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and fostering multi-sector community partnerships. Currently working … Continue reading Counterpart International Methodology

Human-centered Design

Human-centered design, also called design thinking, is a process of design that incorporates feedback and iteration to create a product or system that is tuned to the needs of the community it serves. Design is more than fashion and interiors; it’s creative problem solving. Human-centered design is grounded in knowledge about users and it is … Continue reading Human-centered Design