Partners and other stakeholders joined the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in monitoring projects under Community-Driven Development Project (CDD), also known as Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), in Sorsogon last June 11, 2013.

Representatives of the provincial local government of Sorsogon, national government agencies (NGAs), and civil society organizations (CSOs) visited Kalahi-CIDSS subprojects in Prieto Diaz and Gubat. These representatives are also the members of Kalahi-CIDSS Inter-Agency Committee, the coordinating body of the project at the provincial level responsible for providing technical assistance in support of its implementation, facilitate coordination among various agencies, monitor and review implementation, and facilitate resolution of technical concerns.

It was a whole-day field visit to random communities aimed at identifying relevant concerns and responding to the gaps that will enhance the implementation of the project at the level of the community.
Kalahi-CIDSS is a CDD project in the Philippines which strongly advocates the involvement of local communities in the design and implementation of development projects to address the issue of poverty in the country. It aims to improve local governance by employing the participation of the people in the development process.

Same monitoring visits will also be conducted with stakeholders in Masbate, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes this June 20, July 16, July 17, and July 25, respectively. ###jmarbella