Community driven development (CDD) approaches are becoming recognized as effective tools in addressing poverty, improving governance and promoting inclusion. Introduced in the mid 1990's, CDD projects have been implemented in more than a hundred countries, including 25 in the Asia and Pacific region. Since 2001, ADB has financed 80 projects with CDD characteristics across the region. RETA 6400: Supporting Community Driven Development in Developing Member Countries, through case studies and exchanges among policy makers, academe, civil society organizations and DMC representatives, confirmed the benefits of the approach: infrastructure projects of equal or better quality at less cost than other government projects high participation of women and the poor lower corruption high potential for generating employment, especially during economic downturns. Recent forums sponsored by he RETA confirm such benefits.
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