Kalahi-CIDSS-NCDDP or Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated delivery of Social Service – National Community Driven Development Program  is one of the three core poverty alleviation programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Since 2003, a total of 1609 community infrastructures were successfully implemented by the project volunteers in 54 municipalities covered by the program utilizing Php 1,198,751,581.01 from the National Government, grants from World Bank and resources from participating communities as their counterpart.
Employing “Community-Driven Development” as a strategy, Kalahi-CIDSS trains and engages communities together with their local governments (barangay and municipal) to choose, design, and implement development projects to address their most pressing needs.

With Kalahi-CIDSS assistance, communities and local government units have built school buildings, farm-to-market roads and bridges, health stations, day care centers, common service post-harvest facilities, and many others, small-scale but responsive to community-identified needs.

The recent impact evaluation of Kalahi-CIDSS found out that the CDD strategy resulted in:

  • Inclusiveness and minimized elite capture.  It was successful in directing resources to the poorest municipalities. Within these municipalities, participation in the process was not dominated by local elites, and monitoring show that indigenous people, women and the poorest barangays are benefitting.
  • Impact on household well-being was positive, as indicated by increased consumption. Per capita consumption increased by 5% in Kalahi-CIDSS-assisted municipalities.
  • Improved basic service delivery. CDD was shown to make basic service facilities more accessible to and utilized by community members.
  • Increased social capital outcomes as indicated by growing group membership and trust levels. Community members’ attendance and participation in barangay assembly meetings have increased in Kalahi-CIDSS municipalities.
  • Increased participation in barangay assemblies. Community members’ attendance and participation in barangay assemblies have increased in Kalahi-CIDSS areas.

In 2014, Kalahi-CIDSS was expanded into a national scale of the operations of community-driven development (CDD), a strategy that has been tried and proven effective in Kalahi-CIDSS. Hence, it is now called as the National Community Driven Development Program which is supported by the Philippine Development Plan (2011-2016).  The development objective of KC-NCDDP is to have barangays/communities of targeted municipalities become empowered to achieve improved access to services and to participate in more inclusive local planning, budgeting, and implementation. NCDDP is also aligned into a program to support community-driven post-disaster response and development in Typhoon Yolanda-affected municipalities within provinces covered by KC-NCDDP. 5.4 Million Households are covered by the program in 19,648 barangays, 847 municipalities and 58 provinces. For Region IX, 46 municipalities are covered by NCDDP.