The Federal Government of Nigeria in her quest to reduce inequality and poverty in the country embraced the concept of Community Driven Development (CDD) approach. The CDD approach was piloted with the Community Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) and the Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP). The successes recorded by these two projects inspired the Federal Government to adopt the CDD as an overall strategy for growth and poverty reduction in the country. Consequently, the Government sought the assistance of the World Bank towards the conception and implementation of the new CDD (Social) Project, the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). The Project is assisted by the World Bank and co-financed by Federal and the participating States. The Original CSDP was implemented in 27 States including the FCT. These States are: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara. The Original CSDP credit closed 31st December, 2014.
In order to deepen the intervention, the Federal Government sought and obtained another US$140 million CSDP Additional Financing (AF) which became effective on 7th August, 2015. This new US$140 million will be spent in the 27 participating States, FCT and an additional four States. These potential beneficiaries of the facility are: Anambra, Borno, Kaduna and Sokoto States. The project proceeds will be enjoyed by the States, Local Government and Communities over the next two years. The Project Development Objective of the CSDP AF is to increase access of the poor to improved social and natural resource resource infrastructure services in a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria.
The project is expected to reduce inequality between the rural and urban communities and ultimately make positive impact on human capital development and allied indicators through the financing of social and economic common goods as well as upward and downward accountability between communities and Local Government Areas and States.
To access the web portal for a state participating in CSDP, click the corresponding state region in the map shown below.