First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

March 17, 2021: More than 40 Community-led Development practitioners and supporters from across Asia - from Afghanistan to Australia - came together last night to discuss the methodologies of two of the largest, oldest and most successful Community-led Development (CLD) programs in the world: BRAC's Community Empowerment Program (link to their website), which currently reaches … Continue reading First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

Measurement Tools for CLD

At the November 25, 2020 Monthly Global Zoom Call, we introduced two new tools: Catholic Relief Services presented their Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer and our Scoping Subgroup introduced their CLD Assessment tool. Click here to learn more about the CLD Assessment Tool. Click here to learn more about the Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYu-YoPO-k

A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=004TOcelgxk Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) As the Adapting Community-Led Development (CLD) to Covid 19 series moved into its seventh month, participants from around the world took time to reflect on their experiences and discuss what had changed over … Continue reading A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far

Adapting CLD to Covid 19 and Beyond: Government Engagement (Call 5)

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) During the fifth call in the Adapting CLD to Covid 19 series, participants reflected on government engagement with communities and civil society during the Covid 19 pandemic. This was particularly pertinent in advance of … Continue reading Adapting CLD to Covid 19 and Beyond: Government Engagement (Call 5)

Social Accountability and CLD in Covid-19 Response

By Gunjan Veda and Rowlands Kaotcha Published June 29, 2020 by Global Partnership for Social Accountability. Shortly after the WHO declared Covid19 a global pandemic, community leaders in Bangladesh realized the need to organize to limit its spread and ensure social protection for the most vulnerable. They began enrolling volunteers to form Village Development Teams … Continue reading Social Accountability and CLD in Covid-19 Response

Action for Gender Equality

A special Learning Session In this year of Beijing+25 the session theme is Harnessing the power of Gender Equality featuring Geeta Rao Gupta (UNF and 3D), Hemlata Verma (ICRW) and Mary Kate Costello (THP). The full program with speaker bios and their slide decks are below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoEIuf1lUo0 Program-and-Speaker-BiosDownload 3D-Program-MCLD-March-25-2020Download GEMS_learnings-on-primary-prevention-of-GBV_for-ciruclation_-ICRW-March-2020Download Girls-LEAD-PPT_MCLD-Mar-2020Download

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

2019 Top 10 Achievements

Our Overarching goal for 2019 has been to shift the movement into “Phase Two”: to move beyond enlisting and organizing member organizations into taking collective, strategic action towards facilitating community-led development at scale. This goal has been achieved! Influencing National Governments: We were invited by the national governments of Benin and Uganda to provide input into … Continue reading 2019 Top 10 Achievements

Unleash Women’s Power: Neighborhood Groups in Kerala

By Father Edwin M. John - a submission to the UN Commission on the Status of Women A massive experiment in the State of Kerala, India, points the way to a new political order in terms of global governance from below, to ensure empowerment of women,  in a wide-reaching and sustainable manner. The experiment, Kudumbashree, … Continue reading Unleash Women’s Power: Neighborhood Groups in Kerala