Who We Are
Following the success story of the parent Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) 2009- 2013, the Federal Government of Nigeria sought assistance from the World Bank towards implementation of CSDP Additional Financing.
The project is assisted by the World Bank and co-financed by the Federal government and the participating states of: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara and the FCT Abuja
The project is assisted by the World Bank and co-financed by the Federal government and the participating states of: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara and the FCT Abuja.
Community Driven Development (CDD) is intervention mechanism designed for improving empowerment, service delivery and local governance through (i) empowerment of communities (ii) empowerment of local governments, hence decentralization, (iii) realignment of the sectors to improve service delivery, (iv) accountability, transparency and communication at all levels, and (v) capacity building while implementing. These pillars are focused on a “learning by Doing”: paradigm.
The Community Social Development Programme (CSDP) is, therefore, envisaged as the national CDD programme that borrowed significantly from the experiences of the CPRP and LEEMP.
CSDP is a Community Driven Development (CDD) Project focusing on building and rebuilding social and natural resource infrastructure services at the community level.
The overall goal of the CSDP is improved access to services for Human development, while the Project Development Objective is to sustainably increase access of poor people to social and natural resource infrastructure services.
The CSDP will seek to promote the human development of poor people at the grass root level using a CDD approach. It is for this reason that the CSDP is set to contribute to an overall goal of improved access to services for Human development.
Under CSDP AF, there is a credit portfolio of US$140 million for all participating states while Additional Financing II is specifically for the North East states with a credit portfolio of US$75 million.
CSDP AF like the parent CSDP, adopts the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach with a Project Development Objective (PDO) “To increase access by the poor people, and particularly by internally displaced and vulnerable people in the North East of Nigeria to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services in a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria.
As a CDD, communities contribute 10 per cent project cost for a Community Development Plan (CDP) or 5 per cent for Group Development Plan (GDP) This contribution is either in kind or cash while the CSDA assist with the remaining 90 per cent.
CSDP AF has four (4) Components namely:
COMPONENT I: Federal Coordination and Programme Support.
COMPONENT II: Local Government Area/Sectorial Ministry capacity and Partnership building
COMPONENT III: Community Driven Investment
COMPONENT IV: Group and Vulnerable Groups investment with emphasis on the IDPs.
CSDP AF has 8 sectorial areas of intervention;
Using the poverty map, (ranking of LGAs according to their poverty levels) approved by the Executive Council of a state, communities or groups from the poverty ranked LGAs selected, submit Expression of Interest to participate in the implementation of a micro project chosen by them.
For a state to participate in the CSDP AF, the state must have met the following criteria:
A state that fulfils the above listed condition is disbursement effective and thus a participating CSDP state.
Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is a World Bank Assisted project that promotes Community Driven Development. The project is co-financed by the Federal Government and 30 participating states.
CSDP assist communities in the implementation of their felt needs with micro projects in Education, Health, Rural Electrification, Transportation, Water, Socio-Economic, Environment/ Natural Resource and Gender & Vulnerable Groups (GVG).
Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is a scaled up of the pilot Community-based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) and Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP). CSDP is therefore an intervention that has built on the CPRP and LEEMP structures to effectively target socio-economic and environment/natural resources management infrastructural projects, at the community level as well as to improve Local Government Area (LGA) responsibility to service delivery.
To support the implementation of the CSDP, the Federal Government of Nigeria sought and obtained financial assistance from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group. The original closing date of the original credit for the Project was December 31, 2013. However, to allow full disbursement, the closing date of the original credit was extended to December 31, 2014. As a result of the impressive performance of the CSDP, Additional Financing of US$ 215 million was obtained for the project and the closing date of the new credit is expected to be June 30, 2020.
“To be the leading pro-poor service delivery institution in Nigeria.”
“Mobilizing resources, improving skills and knowledge to promote Community Driven Development (CDD) for positive impact on the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria.’”
To increase access by the poor people, and particularly by internally displaced and vulnerable people in the North East of Nigeria to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services in a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria.
CSDP AF II is the answer to the many challenges faced by states in the North East as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. The World Bank estimates that nearly 15 million of the population in the region have been affected by the insurgency. The destruction to education and health facilities, human and socio-economic losses in the region requires a bottom-up approach to resuscitating life and that is what the CSDP AF is doing in the North East.
CSDP AF II is the answer to the many challenges faced by states in the North East as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The CSDP is managed by a team of very versatile professionals at the level of the Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU), located in Abuja. The team is headed by a management team led by Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje, and assisted by Adewale and Adeniyi.
Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje has over 20 years of experience spanning work in the Nigerian public service and development partners. His expertise covers such areas as monitoring the implementation of projects in a developing country
He holds a PhD in Economics and Management of the National Economy from the People’s Friendship University, Moscow, Russia and Masters in Agricultural Economics and Management from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dr. Obaje has worked with the National Universities Commission and National Space Research and Development Agency where he rose to the rank of Deputy Director.
He was also a World Bank Consultant on M&E for the Science and Technology Education Post- Basic (STEP- B) Project where he coordinated the National System of Innovation for Nigeria under the World Bank project, STEP-B, the project was famous for initiating the celebrated television programme, “Voyage of Discovery” currently running on the Network of NTA.
Dr. Obaje is on the Board of the African Network for Internationalization of Education based in Eldoret Kenya. He speaks English language, Russian, Bulgarian, Hausa and Igala and some Arabic, French, and Spanish.
He is married and has been blessed with children. A lover of sports, an Advocate of CDD and a believer of a united and prosperous Nigeria where hard work and honesty are the hallmarks.
Mr. Adewale Gbadebo Fabowale is an International development and education policy, planning and management analyst. He has experience in policy planning and management concepts and practice in developing countries and also an expert in Millennium Development Goals Needs Assessment, Baseline studies and project Evaluation & Appraisal.
Mr. Fabowale is a fellow of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning & Management and holds an M. Ed in Educational Planning and Management from UNESCO International Institute, Paris and another M. Ed in Educational Management from the University of Ibadan.
He has served in many committees including as Member, Advisory Committee UK MPs All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Education for All and a Member, Presidential Committee on the MDGs.
He is currently a Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Education and had served as Special Assistant to the Minister of Education,
He is happily married with children. He has represented Nigeria at various UNESCO functions within and outside the country.
Mr. Niyi as he is fondly called, is an M&E and Management Specialist with over 25 years’ sound knowledge of project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation design and practice. He holds Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan.
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Osun Governor Commissions Osun CSDP Assisted Projects
The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, has kick – started the commissioning of CSDP assisted projects.
Kabiyesi, Aragbiji of Iragbiji paid advocacy visit to Osun CSDP
One of the paramount Traditional Rulers in the State of Osun, His Royal Highness Oba Abdul Rashid Olabomi, the Aragbiji of Iragbiji led a team of 20 Traditional Leaders often referred to as ‘Baales’ in local Yoruba language and Three High Chiefs to the State Agency for Community and Social Development Project (Osun CSDP) to garner support for communities within his jurisdiction.