Philippines Compact - KALAHI-CIDSS Community Development Grants
Summary: MCC’s $434 million Philippines Compact (2011-2016) funded the $125 million Kalahi-CIDSS (KC) Community-Driven Development (CDD) Project, which aimed to reduce poverty, improve participatory local governance, and empower communities. The project trained community volunteers in more than 3,000 villages to address self-identified development needs, and financed more than 4,000 public infrastructure sub-projects (SPs). This evaluation focused on 160 MCC-funded villages and 38 World Bank-funded villages. The KC Project was based on the theory that CDD programs will empower communities and improve local governance, resulting in relevant, successful, and sustainable small infrastructure.