Tag Archives: community-driven development

Collaborating with communities to improve vaccine coverage: a strategy worth pursuing?

and | July 29, 2015

It is unfortunate but distrust of vaccines remains widespread in the world today. In August 2003, a polio vaccination boycott was declared in the five northern states of Nigeria. Political and religious leaders argued that the vaccines could be contaminated with anti-fertility agents, HIV and cancer-causing agents. It took a full year to resolve the
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Do communities need funds or facilitation?

| July 6, 2015

A group of villages in Haryana, India came together to build a much-needed bridge to reduce travel time to the nearest town. This sounds like the sort of community initiative that donors have been supporting for more than a decade with community driven development (CDD) programmes. Except it isn’t. It isn’t partly because the villagers
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