Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (KALAHI-CIDSS) is a community-driven development project implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Under KALAHI-CIDSS, communities and their Local Government Units (LGUs) are trained to choose, design and implement sub-projects that address their most pressing need.

KALAHI-CIDSS Project has the following objectives:

      • Improve the responsiveness of local government to community needs.
      • Encourage communities to engage in development activities.
      • Deliver benefits to barangay residents through the individual sub-projects.

KALAHI-CIDSS is an expansion of “KC1″, the first phase implementation of KALAHI-CIDSS from 2003 to 2010 that was funded from the World Bank loan. With the $120 million additional funding from MCC, KALAHI-CIDSS Project will continue serving municipalities previously covered and expand its reach as additional municipalities in Luzon and Visayas are now covered.

Refinements from the lessons learned in KC1 are integrated in MCC-funded KALAHI-CIDSS. These refinements include, but not limited to:

1. Dedicated gender staff positions and gender-focused activities, including the provision of “Gender Incentive Grant”;

2. Reinforced financial controls on the Project, including an additional set of transaction and technical audits;

3. Dedicated staff positions to explore private-sector involvement opportunities within municipalities included in the KALAHI-CIDSS project;

4. Development of a set of user-friendly community tools to assess environmental sustainability;

5. Implementation of a Management Information system to enable a much greater level of data capture at the barangay and municipal level;

6. A rigorous impact evaluation to assess the Project’s impact on social capital and welfare measures using a rigorous random selection technique that allows the measurement of attribution; and

7. Support for a joint advisory board to oversee the impact evaluation.

The project is expected to benefit over five million beneficiaries over the next 20 years, with an estimated economic rate of return of 13%.

Summary of Compact Funding for KALAHI-CIDSS

AMOUNT (in US Dollars)
Capacity Building and Implementing Support
Grants for Community Projects
Project Management

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