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Sustainable and Inclusive Communities: Next Generation Community-Driven Development

December 8, 2020

Online

World Bank Group


  • Trusted community leaders and local governments face enormous demands during crises such as COVID-19. In times like these, they turn to well established systems for emergency support and rapid assistance. 

    Community-driven development (CDD) programs, which put citizens at the center of designing their own solutions, provide a fast and flexible way to deliver cash and basic services to the poorest and most vulnerable. In the face of emerging challenges, these programs play a critical role in mitigating impacts and supporting local recovery. Through a philosophy of inclusion, this approach aims to create jobs, build livelihoods, and provide critical services to people in the most vulnerable areas.

    On December 8, 2020, the World Bank gathered a panel of experts to discuss how the next generation of CDD programs are adapting to evolving health, climate, and conflict challenges.

    Follow the conversation on Twitter at @WBG_Inclusion and through the hashtag #EveryoneEqual.

  • 9:00 – 9:05 Opening remarks, Yaye Seynabou Sakho, Director, Strategy and Operations LCR, World Bank

    9:05 – 9:08 Short screening of Next Generation CDD

    9:08 – 9:15 Next Generation CDD, Susan Wong, Global Lead, Community-Driven Development, World Bank

    9:15 – 10:05 Fireside discussion

    • Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
    • Alka Upadhyaya, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, India
    • Rowlands Kaotcha, Global VP, The Hunger Project Malawi

    Chair: Yaye Seynabou Sakho, Director, Strategy and Operations LCR, World Bank

    10:05 – 10:25 Q&A

    10:25 – 10:30 Wrap-up, Yaye Seynabou Sakho, Director, Strategy and Operations LCR

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    Paul Collier

    Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
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    Rowlands Kaotcha

    Global VP, The Hunger Project Malawi
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    Alka Upadhyaya

    Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, India
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    Yaye Seynabou Sakho

    Director, Strategy and Operations LCR, World Bank
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    Susan Wong

    Susan Wong, Global Lead, Community-driven Development, World Bank