World Bank Expands Aid to Philippine Community Development Project

Sunset in Donsol, Sorsogon, one of the Philippine municipalities that benefit from the community development program dubbed Kapitbisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services. The government initiative won additional financing worth USD59.1 million from the World Bank. Photo by: Tadolo / CC BY-NC-SA TadoloCC BY-NC-SA

The World Bank is providing USD59.1 million worth of additional financing for the expansion of a community and social development project in the Philippines.

The financing will be used to increase the number of  local municipalities that benefit from the Kapitbisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services project, which seeks to help local poor communities gain better access to public and social services and become more engaged in local planning and budgeting procedures.

To date, the project has covered 184 municipalities in 42 of the Philippines’ poorest provinces since it was launched with the World Bank’s support in December 2002.

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