The ABIA-CSDP which is among 26 other actively participating CSDP states was established as an agency of the Abia state Government by law No. 2 of 2009 of Abia State and became disbursement effective on the 1st of April 2009 consequent upon the approval and payment of the first State’s commitment (contribution) of One Hundred Million Naira (N100m) by; his Excellency, Chief Theodore A Orji (OCHENDO).
The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is one of the Development Projects in the World Bank country’s portfolios for Nigeria using the Community Driven development (CDD) approach which is a bottom “ top approach to development seeking to increase beneficiaries participation in project delivering. The project is leveraging on the experiences gained from two previous projects; the Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) and Community Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP).
THE OVERALL GOAL OF THE CSDP IS;
CSDP PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES (PDO)
support empowerment of communities and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) for sustainable increased access of poor people to improved social and, natural resource infrastructure services.
- Empower communities to;
Plan, part-finance, implement, Monitor Maintain sustainable and socially inclusive multi-sectoral micro-projects;
- Facilitate and increase Community – LGA partnership on HD-related projects;
- Increase the capacity of LGAs, State and Federal Agencies to implement and monitor CDD policies and interventions;
- Leverage federal, State and local government resources for greater coverage of CDD interventions in communities.