The State of Osun is one of the beneficiaries of a credit facilities received from the International Development Association (IDA) by the Federal Government of Nigeria towards the implementation of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP.
CSDP is an off-shoot of Community-Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) which officially closed on 30th June, 2009.
The achievements of CPRP led to the scaling up and modification that resulted into Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). CSDP started with 25 States of the federation as against the 12 States that participated in CPRP. It had been realized that majority of the projects and services embarked upon by the success.
It had been realized that majority of the projects and services embarked upon by the successive Nigerian government in the past to alleviate poverty amongst the citizenry never yielded good results because of the top-down supply driven and non-participatory mode of service delivery to communities. It was for this reason that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and the World Bank (WB) were unanimous on the desirability of the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach in the overall strategy for poverty reduction in the country and would therefore want to continue to use the approach in the subsequent partnership.
This explains the use of CDD approach by a number of World Bank assisted projects that came up subsequently, CPRP inclusive. However, The Federal Government of Nigeria and the World Bank agreed on a harmonization process which was aimed at ensuring that resources are effectively and efficiently directed towards execution of projects using CDD approach. To this end, the Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) and the Community-Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) were merged to form the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP)
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