Community-Driven Development (CDD)

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Definition
Term employed to ‘characterize investment programmes that support decentralization. CDD programmes aim to set up appropriate accountability mechanisms within a decentralized environment and strengthen community choice and empowerment in implementing small-scale infrastructure programmes’ (Theunynck, 2009: 111).

References
Theunynck, S. 2009. School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa. Should Communities be Empowered to Build their Schools? Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/109291468007863249/pdf/488980PUB0prim101Official0Use0Only1.pdf

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