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Group Overview

The Community-Driven Development (CDD) Community of Practice is a dynamic, cross-disciplinary body of CDD practitioners, development partners, and other interested researchers from different countries and sectoral themes within and outside the World Bank. The Community of Practice (CoP) is facilitated by the secretariat anchored under the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (GSURR) of the World Bank. This website was created for the CoP members across the world to exchange ideas and learn, access useful operational resources, nurture innovations, and strengthen and expand partnership and resource mobilization. It is meant to be a “living” site and welcomes your active participation and contributions!

Community Driven Development Newsletter March 2020

This month’s newsletter showcases several stories from the field, from evidence-informed policymaking for rural transformation in India focusing on women collectives to the expansion of economic activities in Huimin county in China.

Read the newsletter here​

Global Conference on Using CDD Approaches for Conflict Prevention in Washington DC, June 2019

The CDD Global Solutions Group delivered the first global conference on using CDD approaches for conflict prevention from 13-14 June, 2019 in Washington, DC.  Organized jointly with the FCV theme group, the conference brought together some 60 participants, representing 12 government delegations and task teams from all six of the Bank’s regions.  Supported by a grant from the State and Peacebuilding Fund (SPF), the conference emphasized interactive engagement across delegations to share knowledge and build networks for future collaboration.  While much of this was a closed-door event to facilitate frank conversations on what are often difficult topics, the event opened with a set of keynote speeches and a high-level panel on the morning of 13 June which was open to the public.


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