The Capacity Development for Citizen-Led Inclusive Development Project (CD-CID) contributes to inclusive local governance and community development led by Lao people, using innovative institutional development approaches in village development planning. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Oxfam, Cord, Learning for Development Association (LDA), Maeying Houamjai Phatthana (MHP), and the Participatory.
How does the project work? The project envisions empowering Lao citizens who can lead, engage and be accountable for the development of their communities. The local development planning process leading to small project grants is led by villagers, non-state actors (NSA) and local authorities (LA) who are trained to become Development Facilitators. They acquire new knowledge and skills through coaching and mentoring by the CD-CID implementing partners.