Inclusive and sustainable development for every Filipino

Through the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach, Kalahi-CIDSS empowers Filipinos to take the lead in their community's development.


  • BP2 sends more families home

    BP2 sends more families home

    Eleven families experienced a more joyous Christmas as they were sent-off to their home provinces through the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

    On December 6-7, 2021, the DSWD’s BP2 Program dispatched 11 families composed of 43 individuals to their respective provinces. One family went home to Ilocos Sur; four families returned to La Union; and six families went back to Iloilo.

  • Region II secures ₱47M KALAHI-CIDSS AF funds

    Region II secures ₱47M KALAHI-CIDSS AF funds

    CAGAYAN VALLEY – Fifty Nine (59) sub-projects are set to be implemented this year in the municipalities of Sta. Maria, Sto. Tomas, Isabela and Calayan, Cagayan, with a total estimated project cost of ₱47,416,886.

  • BP2 Program awards ₱400k LSG to 8 families in Isabela

    BP2 Program awards ₱400k LSG to 8 families in Isabela

    ISABELA – Eight (8) families in the municipalities of Tumauini, Ilagan, San Mariano, Cauayan, Roxas, and Sta. Maria, Isabela received Livelihood Settlement Grants (LSG) amounting to Php 50,000 each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program on November 12, 2021.


Institutionalizing Community-Driven Development

The Community-Driven Development Bill will institutionalize CDD as a national strategy for poverty-alleviation and inclusive growth.

The CDD Bill will provide opportunities for ordinary Filipinos, especially those who are poor, vulnerable, and marginalized, to participate in identifying, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating community-based programs, projects, and activities.

Success Stories

  • Preserving culture through CDD

    Preserving culture through CDD

    In a complex society where technological advancement are taking over, buildings are replacing trees and mountains, and everything is going instant like food, gadgets, clothing and all other necessities in life, it is no wonder why people are constantly evolving with change.

  • Small town finds a Champion

    Small town finds a Champion

    She joined KALAHI-CIDSS not out of personal desire but on how she saw the lack of changes that undoubtedly stuck her community from progress.

    The small barangay of Canagahan has found an ally in Wenina Rosellosa or ‘Nanay Wennie’, a senior citizen community volunteer of Barangay Canagahan, San Remigio in Cebu.


CDD Principles


KALAHI-CIDSS enables the effective and efficient delivery of social services through the CDD's core principles of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability


KALAHI-CIDSS empowers community members to become active drivers of development by facilitating the implementation of community sub-projects, especially in the poorest and most marginalized communities of the country


Transparency is operationalized when community members are able to participate in all levels of decision-making. The execution, implementation, monitoring, and management of community-based projects implemented by NGAs and LGUs are led by the community members.


Participation is operationalized when national government agencies and LGUs allow and foster the meaningful participation of community members throughout the development process. This participation should be present not only in the identification of community issues and problems, but also in the implementation of solutions to address them.


Accountability is operationalized when community members are engaged in the monitoring and evaluation of projects. Moreover, there is accountability when community members are empowered to take actions based on information that they themselves chose to take into consideration.



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