NCBA CLUSA & USAID Diversify Funding and Program Approach

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 … Continue reading NCBA CLUSA & USAID Diversify Funding and Program Approach

SDSN Report for Sustainable Settlements

This Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) report was written for municipalities to make progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs provide a roadmap to sustainable and balanced development. Sustainable human settlements, both cities and rural areas alike, are critical for our planet’s health. SDG 11 is the ‘cities’ goal, which recognizes and prioritizes the importance … Continue reading SDSN Report for Sustainable Settlements

The White House Summit on Global Development: Celebration, Legacy, and Looking Forward

The Obama administration took July 20th to celebrate almost eight years of global development policies, strategies, and initiatives. The summit hosted six panels around youth, partnerships, governance, food security, energy, and global health. Each panel discussed successes and lessons learned, many of which hold the essence of the principles of community-led development. Practices like subnational … Continue reading The White House Summit on Global Development: Celebration, Legacy, and Looking Forward

CARE Methodology

Founded in 1945, CARE’s original action plan has evolved from sending care packages overseas to funding and supporting projects that will deliver lasting change. CARE are focused on many different sectors include gender and gender-based violence, responding to emergencies and crises, supporting sustainable agricultural practices, encouraging education for women and girls, developing microfinance systems and … Continue reading CARE Methodology

Counterpart International Methodology

Since their inception in 1965, Counterpart International has been driven by the vision that all people have the right and ability to drive their own destinies. Counterpart takes a building block approach with their local partners to support strong and more resilient communities by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and fostering multi-sector community partnerships. Currently working … Continue reading Counterpart International Methodology

Human-centered Design

Human-centered design, also called design thinking, is a process of design that incorporates feedback and iteration to create a product or system that is tuned to the needs of the community it serves. Design is more than fashion and interiors; it’s creative problem solving. Human-centered design is grounded in knowledge about users and it is … Continue reading Human-centered Design

Methodology of IIRR

Continuing the work of its founder, Dr. Y.C. James Yen, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction advocates for a holistic and community-centered approach to development. Building on almost 100 years of experience, IIRR's programs are built on the beliefs that development should be: A community-led and managed approach Holistic and integrated Marginalized youth and women focused … Continue reading Methodology of IIRR

A How-To on Policy Advocacy

Advocacy is not a thing to be feared. This online training tool will equip and prepare you to confidently advocate for community-led development. Whether you are a total novice, much like I was before completing the course, or have some experience in your back pocket, PATH’s training lays down a step-by-step process that can be … Continue reading A How-To on Policy Advocacy