Community-led Development: Key to Achieving the SDGs

On April 16, 2015, The Hunger Project organized a panel discussion as part of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. In this critical year for finalizing the Sustainable Development Goals, five organizations came together to present broad perspectives and specific methods for empowering communities to take charge of their own development.

In part 1 – John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project set the context of the discussion and introduced Mirza Jahani, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation who presents a broad overview of the philosophy and approach, and its importance.

In part 2, Sarah Ford, Partnership and Capacity Strengthening Director, describes how the approach of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) emerges from Catholic Social Teaching.

In part 3, Emily Janoch, Knowledge and Learning Advisor, describes the methodologies utilized by CARE.

In part 4, Ritu Sharma, co-founder of Women Thrive World Wide and author of the book Teach a Woman to Fish.