THE RELEVANCE OF COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT APPROACH IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF WORLD BANK-ASSISTED PROJECTS IN GOMBE STATE

THE RELEVANCE OF COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT APPROACH IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF WORLD BANK-ASSISTED PROJECTS IN GOMBE STATE

Authors

  • DR. AMINU MUHAMMED DUKKU

Keywords:

Community, Development, Sustainability, Accessibility, Perception

Abstract

A baseline survey conducted by the World Bank-supported Community and Social
to health care services, portable drinking water, education and transport services in rural
areas. Existing structures in these sectors are found to be dilapidated, highly inaccessible and
inadequate. This clearly shows deficiency in the approach to the development, largely
characterized by Top-Down approach. Thus, bottom-up or community driven development
became the next alternative. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research
ity of the project
and any other impact that project have yielded in Gombe State. In determining the said
respondents (beneficiaries) across the state was covered in the survey. The scope of the work
revolves around four key areas of intervention, namely: water services, health services,
education and transportation. The results revealed that, there is wide improvements in the
outcome particularly increase in access of community members (mainly the poor) to improved
social and infrastructure services with high hopes of the capability for sustenance. The
interventions, taking the CDD approach, could be referred to as a success in the State for all
the sectors covered. The major implication of the findings is that there is need for the three
tiers of Governments to adopt the CDD approach and increase the tempo for active community
participation for sustainability (of the existing projects) and sustainable development in
general.

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2023-08-08

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