Community-Driven Development (CDD)

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).

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: