Raj Kumar of DEVEX summarized the year 2020, saying that while the COVID-19 pandemic had set back development progress by perhaps a decade, it had accelerated the transformation of development by a decade. The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) witnessed this first hand. As outside “experts” were pulled out of villages and towns around the… Read more: Highlights of 2020: The Pandemic is a Portal
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.
On our November 25, 2020 Global Call, Robert (Bob) Groelsema and Bridget Kimball will present CRS’ newly published, “Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer (mini-SCB).” The mini-SCB grew out of a series of workshops attended by Christians, Muslims, civil servants, and civil society and business leaders in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Participants eagerly embraced the tool because… Read more: Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer
November 2019 monthly global meeting of the Movement for Community-led Development, featuring a tutorial on Collective Impact 3.0 and the Water of System Change by Ann Hendrix-Jenkins, reports from participants at six international conferences, and news from East and West Africa country chapters. Click here to view the slide deck!
July 31, 2019 – Our Learning Working Group organized it’s second special learning event of the year. Objective: To build a culture of sharing and learning from failure as well as apply some standardized tools to help along the way. 10:00 am Introduction, LWG co-chairs Sia Nowrojee, 3D Program for Girls… Read more: Learning from Failure
Our world is changing from the ground up. Whether a community-owned pub in the UK, participatory budget-making in Spain, a community endowment fund in Zimbabwe, or a post-earthquake bare-foot volunteer programme in Nepal, local communities are finding new ways of deciding things and doing things for themselves.
2019-02-27 Special Learning Event This was the first Learning Session organized by the newly-formed CLD Learning Working Group, which evolved from the Locus Learning Working Group. Co-chairs: Matt Lineal (Nuru International) and Sia Nowrojee (3D Program for Girls and Women) Brian Viani, Leadership & Training Strategic Advisor, Nuru International, From ‘Capacity Building’ to ‘Capacity Development’:… Read more: Capacity Development
On September 21, 2018 Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne presented an in-depth look at the the philosophy and approach of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka – a pioneering organizations in community-led development that reaches 15,000 villages – 2/3 of all villages in the country.
On our July 2018 call, Kavita Mathew of GlobalGiving India shared the findings from visits to their partner organizations across 18 states of India to assess the degree to which they are community-led.
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,… Read more: The Journey to Self-Reliance starts with 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… Read more: Mexico launches a School for Community-led Development
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 In addition, click here to download the pdf of his… Read more: SDGs Compacts 2020
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCMYN5nGZ_g] Sierra Leone Country Director Jennifer Artibello and Program Director Chad McCordick presented the Community-led Development Methodology of Movement member One Village Partners at our monthly global webinar. You can see the recording of their presentation here.
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… Read more: CARE 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… Read more: Counterpart International Methodology
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… Read more: Human-centered Design
Continuing the work of its founder, Dr. Y.C. James Yen, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction advocates for a holistic and community-centered approach to development. Building on almost 100 years of experience, IIRR’s programs are built on the beliefs that development should be: A community-led and managed approach Holistic and integrated Marginalized youth and women focused… Read more: Methodology of IIRR
One sea-change from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Goal 16, which calls for participatory decision-making at all levels, including the community level where basic needs are met. The SDGs also call for integrated solutions – especially critical for nutrition, women’s economic empowerment and resilience – and this integration must happen at the community level.
Due to the successes the Saemaul Undong (SMU) Movement saw in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the 1970s, the government of ROK began to expand their practices into Africa, Asia, and Latin America. ROK demonstrated unprecedented growth, introducing what the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim described as “an economic and social revolution… Read more: Saemaul Undong – The Republic of Korea’s New Village Movement, part 2
Before 1960 the Republic of Korea (ROK) was a war-torn nation with a GDP per capita of $70 – equivalent to that of Ghana.1 The government was weak, and did not have the financial capabilities to invest in large-scale rural development projects.2 With this in mind, South Korean President Park Chung-Hee implemented the Saemaul Undong… Read more: Saemaul Undong – the Republic of Korea’s New Village Movement, part 1
Jamie Bedson explains a model that emphasizes the structure and process of engagement, the “how” (community-led, recruitment, training, support, safety and security, monitoring) alongside the actual mobilization itself, the “what.”
Spark Microgrants works in impoverished communities in Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, with 116 community partners across the three countries. Using an in-country fellowship program, Spark trains and employs recently-graduated university students to serve as project facilitators. These facilitators reach out to villages with particularly poor infrastructure, in order to involve them in a six-month planning process of… Read more: Methodology at Spark MicroGrants
Nuru International applies an integrated methodology of community-led development called The Leadership Program, which seeks “to foster an environment of co-creation in which local servant leaders recognize and develop their ability to critically analyze and successfully develop poverty solutions in constantly changing environments.” Nuru aims to remove psychological and physical barriers, so that these new… Read more: Nuru International Methodology