Hey World! Remember Para 34! (5/18/2017) - Two years ago, as the world finalized the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it did a really smart thing. UN Member States met first about how to pay for the SDGs, and signed the “Addis Agenda.” In a seemingly small but important way, the Addis Agenda recognized that development happens in communities. Yet governments of…
New Evidence from Bangladesh (4/14/2017) - Researchers at Princeton, Columbia, Cambridge and BRAC -- working in communities mobilized by The Hunger Project -- have demonstrated the value of building strong communities.
Movement Grows in West Africa (4/14/2017) - In late February and March 2017, the Movement for Community Led Development announced the formation of three new national chapters — Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Two member organizations — Corps Africa and The Hunger Project (THP) — seized high profile media opportunities to announce these  chapters. Corps Africa celebrated the completion of its first…
Proposed Budget Cuts: Community-led Development at Risk (3/31/2017) - President Donald Trump released his first formal proposed budget to Congress on 16 March 2017. As promised, the “America First” budget is proposing $54 billion in cuts throughout different federal government agencies and programs to offset the increase to the defense budget. Here is a snapshot of some departments that will be experiencing budget cuts:…
CSW 2017 – Leave No Woman’s Voice Behind: Community-led Development at Scale (3/2/2017) - The Movement for Community-led Development will once again host a parallel event during the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
FXBVillage Model (1/18/2017) - January 18, 2017 – Watch recorded webinar as Karina Weinstein presents the FXBVillage Model, a time-bound, sustainable and holistic methodology that simultaneously tackles interconnected drivers of poverty eradication: nutrition, education, health, housing and income — enabling communities to escape extreme poverty. The presentation is about 25 minutes followed by Q&A. You can download a pdf…
Our Top 10 Milestones for 2016 (12/20/2016) - In the first year of the SDGs, our movement built a strong foundation for empowering women and men everywhere to take charge of their own lives and destinies.
Feed the Future – How Food Security Impacts Gender Inequality (10/4/2016) - September 7, 2016- Gayle Smith, USAID Administrator announced a new report in Nairobi, Kenya today that extends the United States Government’s previous 2009 initiative on the promise of eradication of global hunger and poverty.  The new report outlines the strategy to end global hunger for the next 15 years.  “Bolstered by the strong bipartisan passage of…
Together for 2030 – A Global Partnership Committed to Betterment of Humanity (10/4/2016) - At the Together for The 2030 Agenda–The Partnerships Playbook, seeks to share values in action with member countries, one that is humanity-based. The Partnership comes together in a renewed and focused manner through what unites us rather divides us. According to the 2030 Agenda “We are bound by our commitment to work together to support…
West Africa and Decentralization (9/30/2016) - What is decentralization?  “The dispersion or distribution of functions and powers; specifically :  the delegation of power from a central authority to regional and local authorities.” How does it happen in West Africa? Who gets the money and why?  Decentralization generally refers to the transfer of certain responsibilities away from the central level to the…
African Fiscal Decentralization: A Means to Local Governance (9/30/2016) - A common problem of local community-led development efforts is that local communities sometimes lack the proper resources to accomplish their goals. Additionally, when central governments control the budgets of local governments, money disbursement can become unfair and untimely. This is where we begin to question the best methods of funding local community efforts, and this is where…
Putting People First at #UNGA (9/22/2016) - September 22, 2016 – New York City, NY: “Putting People First: Community-led Development” featured leaders from the UN and Civil Civil Society describing the growing momentum for community-led development as the best pathway to achieving the integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was hosted by The Movement for Community-led Development during the week of the…
NCBA CLUSA & USAID Diversify Funding and Program Approach (8/17/2016) - NCBA CLUSA‘s Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel-Enhance Resilience (REGIS-ER) project, is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) multi-sectoral initiative started in November 2014 and will continue until November 2018. REGIS-ER promotes sustainable livelihoods, strengthened governance, and improved health and nutrition. This project breaks out of…
SDSN Report for Sustainable Settlements (8/3/2016) - This Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) report was written for municipalities to make progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs provide a roadmap to sustainable and balanced development. Sustainable human settlements, both cities and rural areas alike, are critical for our planet’s health. SDG 11 is the ‘cities’ goal, which recognizes and prioritizes the importance…
The White House Summit on Global Development: Celebration, Legacy, and Looking Forward (7/28/2016) - The Obama administration took July 20th to celebrate almost eight years of global development policies, strategies, and initiatives. The summit hosted six panels around youth, partnerships, governance, food security, energy, and global health. Each panel discussed successes and lessons learned, many of which hold the essence of the principles of community-led development. Practices like subnational…
USAID “Acting On The Call” (7/28/2016) - USAID has recently released their June 2016 “Acting On The Call: Ending Preventable Child And Maternal Deaths Report”. This report’s main focus is to address equity in USAID’s 24 priority countries. With detailed charts and briefs of the improvements made this year, there is also a series of suggestions  in which programs can provide new…
The month of all things CLD (7/26/2016) - The month of June has been the golden age for all things CLD. With new commitments made between international banks as well as organizations   redesigning their commitments with each other Beginning with the Women’s Foreign Policy meeting there was a debrief on the multitude of changes that need to be addressed in the development world.…
Roots of Development – Methodology (7/15/2016) - Roots of Development helps the people of Gran Sous, Haiti, form a CBO with the capacity to manage and protect the population's interests.
Gender 360 Summit Review (7/12/2016) -  June 15 marked the start of the annual  FHI Gender 360 Summit. This two-day conference provided the development and humanitarian communities a glance of the advancements and  stagnation’s in the major aid receiving countries.  There were breakout groups, called Gender Lounges, for the topic “Creating and Enabling Environment to Advance Adolescent Empowerment and Leadership for…
CARE Methodology (7/11/2016) - Founded in 1945, CARE’s original action plan has evolved from sending care packages overseas to funding and supporting projects that will deliver lasting change. CARE are focused on many different sectors include gender and gender-based violence, responding to emergencies and crises, supporting sustainable agricultural practices, encouraging education for women and girls, developing microfinance systems and…