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Community-Driven Development

Community-Driven Development

CDD programs operate on the principles of transparency, participation, local empowerment, demand-responsiveness, greater ...

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Disability

Disability

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability.

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Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples make up 5% of the global population, they account for about 15% of the extreme poor.

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Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Despite advances in the past two decades, LGBTI people continue to face widespread discrimination and violence in many ...

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Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

Social inclusion is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ...

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez

Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice

Maninder Gill

Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice


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Societal Dynamics and Fragility: Engaging Societies in Responding to Fragile ...

This report frames fragility as a problem not only of state capacity, but also of relationships in society.

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Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA)

PSIA looks at the distributional impacts of public policies, with particular emphasis on the poor and vulnerable.

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Indonesia's Nationwide Community Program (PNPM) Caring for the Invisible

This program is helping marginalized members of the community gain a bigger voice and better economic standing.

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Conflict & IDA

The International Development Association, the World Bank's fund for the poorest, provides the finance needed to rebuild the state and ...

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