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

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

    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 the…

  • Peer Learning Across Countries

    Peer Learning Across Countries

    Our national chapters comprise more than 1,000 community-based organizations and many networks. Each month they meet at the national and global level — often with topical guest speakers. This month chapter leaders themselves presented strategies and priorities, and Benin presented a case study of successful influence with the health ministry and Benin’s national response strategy.…

  • 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…

  • How Communities Hold Development Banks Accountable

    How Communities Hold Development Banks Accountable

    We have all heard horror stories of large-scale development projects destroying the livelihoods of poor communities. How can low-income communities hold international financial institutions such as the World Bank accountable? How can they even find out that these projects are coming their way?

  • “Transform or Die”

    “Transform or Die”

    Notes and recordings from our July 2020 Monthly Call Our featured speaker this month was Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB and former head of Civicus, a global alliance dedicated to strengthening civil society around the world. Danny described the transformation underway at Oxfam — towards a future where their current program countries are…

  • Social Accountability and CLD

    Social Accountability and CLD

    On June 30, 2020, representatives from the Movement for Community-led Development facilitated a webinar hosted the Global Partnership for Social Accountability entitled “Community-led Development and Social Accountability: Mobilizing Community Response to Covid-19.” The 90-minute webinar was attended by 128 participants from around the world.

  • Accountability Counsel

    Accountability Counsel

    On this month’s global call of the Movement for Community-led Development, our special presenters were Natalie Bridgeman Fields, founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel, and Samer Araabi, research director whose SSIR article at this link brought us together. To download the slide deck or see it full screen, click the >> at right. Natalie’s…

  • #WorldRefugeeDay: Refugees are Community Leaders

    #WorldRefugeeDay: Refugees are Community Leaders

    By Mary Elizabeth Margolis, Senior Director of Communications, Church World Service We often hear about the unbelievable challenges refugees face in their journeys to find safety. Refugees fleeing violence and persecution risk everything for the hope of safety and a bright future for their children. Once they escape immediate danger, rather than open arms they…

  • #WorldEnvironmentDay – Communities are the key!

    #WorldEnvironmentDay – Communities are the key!

    Happy World Environment Day! Rural communities are playing a vital role in restoring our natural environment – they are the people most dependent on a vibrant, sustainable environment. Watch how former poachers change their ways through community action. Image iStock: Rusanovska Read more on how community-led development and nature conservation go hand-in-hand in Malawi.