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The KALAHI-CIDSS Project in the Philippines

Publication | June 2012
The KALAHI-CIDSS Project in the Philippines

This report, entitled The KALAHI-CIDSS Project in the Philippines: Sharing Knowledge on Community-Driven Development, has been prepared by Raul Gonzalez, independent consultant based in Manila, Philippines.

This report assesses the KALAHI-CIDSS community-driven development project in the Philippines to determine its contribution toward improved service delivery and governance in the beneficiary communities.

KALAHI-CIDSS was found to be especially effective in facilitating broad-based participation of community residents, addressing local priorities and delivering basic services to the intended beneficiaries, providing community residents with valuable experience, and creating space for local government officials to collaborate with community residents in subproject management. The project created positive effects on the income and non-income dimensions of poverty. It is valued highly by recipient communities, participating local governments, and development partners.


  • Executive Summary
  • Context of the KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB Project
  • The ADB Assessment of KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB
  • Findings and Assessment: Community Participation
  • Findings and Assessment: Utility and Sustainability of Subprojects
  • Findings and Assessment: Accountability and Transparency
  • Findings and Assessment: Institutional Impacts
  • Lessons Learned and Implications for Policy and Practice
  • References