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Release date- 20022014 - More than eight million Filipinos in 477 poor rural municipalities and areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) are expected to have better access to social and economic infrastructure and services.
'Expanding Kalahi will significantly boost our efforts to alleviate rural poverty while responding to the needs of Yolanda survivors,' said Secretary of the
'When people from poor communities come together to discuss their challenges and how best to address them collectively, they usually come up with solutions that are responsive and appropriate to their needs. That's the essence of community-driven development,' said Secretary Soliman.
With support from the
Using CDD, poor communities organize themselves, analyze their own situation, prepare project proposals to address their common problems, and compete for block grants to finance their own projects. These projects include local infrastructure such as water systems, school buildings, day care centers and health stations, as well as roads and bridges. Community members are also responsible for implementation and maintenance of these projects.
Since 2002, Kalahi-CIDSS has financed close to 6,000 local projects worth
Now called the
'The recently approved
'The use of community-driven development approaches in post-disaster situations has shown to be effective in accelerating community reconstruction and efficiently putting money for priority needs of communities around the world,' said Mr.
According to World Bank Country Director for the Philippines
'CDD approaches tap into local-level knowledge about who is poor, what constrains people to improve their lives, and how to design projects to address these constraints, thus improving poverty targeting. NCDDP therefore fits well into the
In Luzon, the NCDDP will target communities in the regions of MIMAROPA (Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan);
In the Visayas, the project will target the areas of Western Visayas (Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental); Central Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor); and Eastern Visayas (Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Western Samar and Southern Leyte).
In Mindanao, the project will target Northern Mindanao (Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental); SOCCKSARGEN (Cotabato, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat); Caraga (Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur,
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