The CDD Pilot Project in the People's Republic of China

Publication | June 2012
The CDD Pilot Project in the People's Republic of China

This report summarizes the experience and lessons learned in a community-driven development pilot project in the People's Republic of China from 2006 to 2009.

The involvement of government and nongovernment organizations, innovative project implementation mechanisms, capacity building, and targeting of vulnerable groups were all instrumental in the success of the project, which had a positive impact on individual and community well-being, on the provision of local government services, and in reducing poverty.

The report also discusses challenges that arose during the project that will have to be addressed before the community-driven development approach is more widely implemented in the country and elsewhere in Asia.

This report was prepared for the ADB by Zhuang Kongshao, a professor at the Zhejiang University in Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Achievements and Impact of the Pilot Project
  • Success Factors
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References