DWD strengthens LGU support to Kalahi-CIDSS
Legazpi City— DSWD has been hosting regular provincial forums for the municipal local government units (LGUs) implementing Kalahi-CIDSS to guarantee their full engagement in the completion of ongoing construction of community sub-projects.
Kalahi-CIDSS- Kapit- Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is a DSWD program that seeks to help alleviate poverty through community-driven development (CDD).
The operations of the community-driven development (CDD) approach expanded into a national scale, which was tried and proven effective by Kalahi-CIDSS. 101 poor municipalities in Bicol are under its expansion from 2014 to 2019 with a total of grant of Php4,497,448,178.
The schedule of the forum per province is: Camarines Norte-October 11; Camarines Sur-October 12 and October 18; Catanduanes-October 14, 2016; Albay and Sorsogon-October 19, 2016 and Masbate-October 25, 2016.
Through the forum, DSWD would like to ensure that LGU commitments such as local counterpart contribution delivery and technical assistance provision to villages are done. LGU performances and accomplishments are reported, action plans are also crafted, issues and concerns are addressed and good practices are discussed.
The LGUs are vital partners of DSWD on the timely completion of community sub-projects so that poor villages can profit from these. LGUs assist the elected residents who directly manage the implementation of these interventions.
To date, there 1,403 funded community sub-projects, 655 of which are completed while the rest are targeted to be completed at the end of the year.