The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is set to present national and regional studies that show the impact and gains made by the program on September 18 to 19, 2018 at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City.

Kalahi-CIDSS, one of the government’s poverty-alleviation programs implemented by DSWD, uses the community-driven development (CDD) approach that empowers communities in 847 targeted poor and disaster-affected municipalities to identify their own needs, and collectively implement and manage solutions to these needs.

Among the national studies to be presented on Tuesday are the Technical Analysis and Economic Analysis by PRIMEX and World Bank, and Enhancing Community Driven Development through Convergence by the Asian Development Bank. Regional studies will also be showcased for a closer look at the program impact, namely Project Impact and Sustainability in Kiamba, Sarangani; A Sampling of Quantifiable Benefits of Kalahi-CIDSS to communities in Central Visayas; and an assessment of program implementation in the conflict-affected municipalities of Sirawai and Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte.

The national studies were conducted by third-party researchers and development partners, while the regional studies were done by an independent researcher and program consultants, respectively.

DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS began in 2003 with a coverage of 200 poor municipalities and benefited approximately 1,345,767 households in 6,101 barangays. The coverage grew in 2014 to 847 municipalities, 554 of which were affected by the typhoon Yolanda, after it scaled up to become a national program as response to a strong demand from partner local government units and communities and the support of the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC). The program is funded by the Philippine Government along with development partners World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

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