Regional: Sharing Knowledge on Community-Driven Development in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 44151-012

Summary

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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Project Name Sharing Knowledge on Community-Driven Development in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 44151-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description 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. The forums however emphasize the need for additional support and establishment of a network of practitioners for knowledge management and shared learning especially in new and upcoming frontiers of environmental protection, addressing MDGs and strengthening local governance and to effectively assist DMCs in scaling up the approach. In response, this technical assistance (TA) project has been designed to build the capacity of developing member countries in developing and scaling up community development operations through research and documentation, establishing a knowledge hub and supporting the CDD network of practitioners.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is consistent with and reinforces ADB's new focus on inclusive growth and regional integration by supporting collaboration among DMCs and development institutions in good governance and community development. It aims to support a venue for cooperation, sharing and developing knowledge products on approaches to promote inclusion.
Impact Inclusive economic growth in participating DMCs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased awareness and improved readiness of DMCs to design and implement community development projects
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Studies and research on community development approaches

Support for community development learning hub

Support for community development network

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional (Asia and the Pacific)
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services (a) 3 International Consultants (12 person months, intermittent) Community Driven Development consultant, Knowledge Management Consultant, Social Development Specialist. (b) National Consultants (8 person months, intermittent), (c) National Consultants in Participating Member Countries (10 person months) for at least four participating member countries.
Responsible ADB Officer Yukiko Ito
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development Div., RSDD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Jan 2010
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 14 Jun 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2010

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jun 2010 - 14 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2011 30 Apr 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14 Jun 2010 484,988.86

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