While this pandemic has the potential to fracture societies, it is the resilience, solidarity, strength, and ingenuity of communities that will help overcome this crisis.
- Community-driven development (CDD) programs, which put people at the center of designing their own solutions, are a critical part of the World Bank’s response to the global COVID-19 crisis.
- The Bank is supporting countries in Horn of Africa and in Solomon Islands through CDD programs that are delivering cash and basic services to the most vulnerable.
- To tackle a crisis of this magnitude and scale, countries need an equitable, whole-of-society approach, which lies at the heart of CDD programs.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have devastating impacts on people, with a disproportionate impact on the poor and the most vulnerable, who lack the coping mechanisms and essential services they need.
In a crisis of this magnitude, no single intervention is enough, and countries ...