National Associations

The front-line of the Movement is at the national level. Local organizations form partnerships to facilitate community-led development (CLD) at larger and larger scale, and encourage their government to adopt policies and budgets to support CLD.

Finding your country? In the map above, you will see countries in green where national associations have already been launched, and countries in orange where there are individual organizations participating in our global activities but leadership has not yet emerged that has taken a stand to organize an MCLD association. You’ll see the regional structure and the Nation Associations in each region in the drop down under the National Association menu tab above.

Toolkit for developing your own National Association

Organizing MCLD in your country? This is a unique opportunity for bringing your leadership in a highly-leveraged way to achieve vitally needed collective action. We estimate that successful MCLD associations require at least half of a full time effort by someone who has the drive and network of contacts necessary.

Step One

  • Our Manifesto outlines the five broad goals that MCLD seeks to achieve, and the eight categories of activities members typically undertake.
  • Coaching is available from our secretariat staff and regional coordinators.