Empowering the Poor : The KALAHI-CIDSS Community-Driven Development Project : A Toolkit of Concepts and Cases

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Author(s): Parker, Andrew; Sera, Yumi; Bhatnagar, Bhuvan

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: This paper reports on a community-driven development project in the Philippines that aims to empower communities through their enhanced participation in poverty reduction projects. Stories from the communities illustrate the general outline of the programme objectives and features.

Link: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTCDD/Resources/KalahiToolkit.pdf

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Steering Community Driven Development? : A Desk Study of NRM Choices

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Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Mearns, Robin

Publisher: World Resources Institute. Institutions and Governance Program, Washington, DC (English)

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the state of practice in World Bank community driven-development (CDD) projects that address natural resource management (NRM) concerns, especially with regard to decision making and the decision to address NRM under the CDD project.

Link: http://pdf.wri.org/steering_community_driven_development.pdf

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Brazil : Community-Driven Development in Rural Communities of the Northeast : A Case Study

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Author(s): Roumani, Anna

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: The community-driven approach applied by the Rural Poverty Reduction Program in NE Brazil contributed to reducing poverty and improving lives in a region with a large concentration of poor rural people. At the same time it lead to empowerment, improved governance, and reduced corruption.

Link: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/reducingpoverty/case/84/fullcase/Brazil%20CDD%20Full%20Case.pdf

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PGIS’s Relevance, Applicability and Conditions in Local Rural Development : A Case Study with Village Development Planning in Bach Ma National Park Buffer Zone, Vietnam

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Author(s): Nguyen Thuy Trang

Publisher: University of Twente. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede (English)

Description: The relevance of participatory GIS (PGIS) for developing countries was examined, especially in relation to village development planning in Vietnam. The need for keeping the local community

Community-Based and -Driven Development : A Critical Review

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Author(s): Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: The review shows that projects that rely on community participation have not been particularly effective at targeting the poor. Such projects may create effective community infrastructure, but a causal relationship between any outcome and participatory elements could not be established.

Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2004/06/01/000009486_20040601172905/Rendered/PDF/wps3209community.pdf

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Rights, Resources and Rural Development : Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

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Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen

Publisher: Earthscan, London Etc. (English)

Description: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity.

Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=BcIuakDIE_MC&printsec=frontcover&hl=nl&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Decentralisation and Community-Based Planning

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Author(s): Goldman, Ian

Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London (English)

Description: Community Based Planning (CBP) as a means of promoting community involvement in development projects, and ensuring stronger linkages between community and local government, is assessed. Tips for trainers are included.

Link: http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/9312IIED.pdf

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Resources, Citizen Engagements and Democratic Local Governance (ReCitE) : A Topic Guide

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Author(s): Navarro Mangad, Marina

Publisher: University of Sussex. Institute of Development Studies (IDS). LogoLink Coordination Unit, Brighton (English)

Description: Different aspects of citizen engagement in budget processes are reviewed, including resource raising, budget allocation, tracking and monitoring, and NGO engagement. A basic guide to the 5 different stages of the budget cycle is provided.

Link: http://www2.ids.ac.uk/logolink/resources/downloads/Recite_Confpapers/ReCitE_Topic-Guide.pdf

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Decentralization Viewed from Inside : The Implementation of Community Forests in East Cameroon

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Author(s): Etoungou, Patrice

Publisher: World Resources Institute. Institutions and Governance Program, Washington, DC (English)

Description: The question whether community forests are the best alternative for decentralized management in East Cameroon is examined, using cases from Upper Nyong region, Messamena and Lomi