Partnering with Communities for Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Aceh and Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Community participation was an essential element of the project’s approach to housing, agriculture, fisheries, irrigation, education, and rural water supply.
- Community contracts and block grant modalities successfully channeled reconstruction funds directly to targeted beneficiaries.
- Community participation hinged on effective support at all levels in partnership with and through the active involvement of local leaders and organizations.
- Community participation in project delivery systems enhanced ownership; created local employment, especially for women; and produced better quality outputs.