DSWD pushes for community-driven development approach for ‘Balik-Probinsya’ program

Following the issuance of Executive Order No. 114 or the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” program, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has recommended to adopt the community-driven development (CDD) approach in creating programs to encourage interested individuals and families to return to their provinces and support rural development.

The CDD approach aims to empower communities by allowing them to carry out their own development projects through active and direct partaking in local governance by identifying their community needs as well as taking part in implementing projects that address these needs.

DSWD is also coordinating with other executive agencies in the crafting of sustainable and comprehensive livelihood opportunities to ensure that those who will return to their provinces will have sustainable means of income-generating activities.

DSWD will also provide transitory packages in the form of Family Food Packs (FFPs) and cash assistance to those who will avail of the program.

The Department will continue to call for community-led and citizen-centered partnerships in all its programs, including the Balik Probinsya Program.