SOS Children’s Villages has been experimenting with Civic Driven Change (CDC) and Social Business (SB) within their community participation activities under the scope of the MFS II grant of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2009. These two novel approaches to pro-poor change processes are rooted in sustainability and community participation.

In December 2015, a learning guide was developed to look back over the past five years suggests that CDC and SB principles have begun to root themselves in the strategic approaches and programme activities of various SOS Children’s Villages countries.

This guide is a product of co-creation and represents a joint effort made by SOS CV staff and consultants of Context, international cooperation.

The guide may be accessed using the link below:

CDC and Social Business – Learnings from and for the SOS Children’s Villages community

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