Case Studies

Community-based malaria control in southern Malawi: a description of experimental interventions of community workshops, house improvement and larval source management, van den Berg et al, Malaria Journal 201817:266

Community trust reduces myopic decisions of low-income individuals.
Jon M. Jachimowicza,1, Salah Chafika, Sabeth Munratb, Jaideep C. Prabhuc, and Elke U. Weberd, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017.

Finding 2: Local engagement leads to local ownership and, ultimately,
improved development outcomes.
, USAID Learning Lab, 2017

Rapid Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting:
Community-Based Response to Ebola
, David Humphries, Global Communities

The Benefits of Community-Led Development Programming in Insecure Environments: Findings from Iraq and Afghanistan, Mercy Corps, 2015

Kenya: Devolution and Infrastructure Boost Growth and Shared Prosperity, World Bank, February 2015

World Bank Releases Randomized Impact Evaluation of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme, September 2013

Case Studies On this Site

Power is shifting to communities and INGOs need to be part of it (6/27/2019) - Our world is changing from the ground up. Whether a community-owned pub in the UK, participatory budget-making in Spain, a community endowment fund in Zimbabwe, or a post-earthquake bare-foot volunteer programme in Nepal, local communities are finding new ways of deciding things and doing things for themselves.
A Fair Share of Public Resources (1/6/2019) - Many communities are denied a fair share of public resources. Here is the best resource to date on where countries stand on this key step for empowering local development.
The Pill vs Gender-based Violence (12/4/2018) - Tenth in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo: iStock.com/araoraor December 4 – On this day in 1961, Britain’s National Health Service first made oral contraception available. Despite opposition from the Catholic Church and some other religious groups, a 2012 study by the Guttmacher Institute found that 99% of all women…
HIV/AIDS is Gender-based Violence (12/1/2018) - Part 7 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence December 1, 2018 – World AIDS Day: In the 1980s, the first cases of AIDS were a shock to everyone. It took months for top researchers to understand it. In Africa, where the pandemic became most widespread, the campaign to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS…
The Journey to Self-Reliance starts with Community-led Development (6/19/2018) - USAID is undergoing a major transformation under the theme “Journey to Self Reliance.” Extensive  field experience shows that this journey begins in communities, and that aid strategies should be designed from the community upwards. In the past 50 years, countries as diverse as Korea, Philippines, Brazil and most recently Kenya have achieved broad-based economic growth,…
10 Ways to #ShiftThePower (7/10/2017) - July 10, 2017 began the second UN High Level Political Forum on progress in achieving the SDGs. The key is to shift the power from top-down to bottom up.
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.
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…
Evidence from Bangladesh (7/7/2016) - Counterpart International recently completed a three-year leadership development project in Bangladesh (LDP) with 13,000 participants funded by USAID. Several conclusions from the Baseline Assessment (here) and the Impact Assessment Final Report (here) that are relevant to our Movement for Community-led Development are: Trainees’ knowledge and understanding of community development (Performance Monitoring Evaluation Plan #2) –…