Understanding the Impact of Community Led Development: A collaborative meta-synthesis
By Gunjan Veda – Updated December 2019
Community Led Development (CLD) is a multi-sectoral and human-centred strategy for collaboration to achieve locally created and owned vision and goals. It is a developmental approach that focuses on systemic change to foster stable, resilient, prosperous, inclusive, and self-reliant communities.
Through a collaborative evidence synthesis, we seek to understand current CLD practices, and the complex relationship between CLD and various development outcomes. This expansive effort encompasses
approximately 325 evaluations spanning 50+ countries, submitted by 60 organizations. Download the note above for the latest information!
Group of Advisors
A group of advisors comprising of academics and implementation experts are guiding the research to ensure that it is neutral, robust and rigorous.
Scott Guggenheim, CLD Implementation Specialist, former senior advisor to President of Afghanistan
Dr Gill Westhorp, University of Charles Darwin
Prof Elisabeth King, New York University
Prof Kent Glenzer, University of Monterey
Nazneen Kanji, formerly Director, Quality of Life Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Support Unit, Aga Khan Development Network
Jo Howard, Institute of Development Studies