Community and Social Development Project is a poverty reduction intervention project targeted largely at both rural and urban communities in Oyo State. It is being managed by a State Agency established by Law and adopts the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach.
The Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach is a new initiative in poverty reduction strategy which places the poor at the driver’s seat in decision making for development activities. It is participatory, enhances accountability, improves efficiency and effectiveness, and can deliver projects at much lower costs.
CSDP is an exceptionally special project because it adopts the Demand- Driven approach which disburses money directly to communities for implementation of their prioritized micro-projects as articulated in their Community Development Plans (CDPs).
Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (OYCSDA) was established to implement World Bank Assisted Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) a scale-up intervention programme of Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) which closed in June 2020 after five years of implementation.
As part of mandatory requirements for the inclusion of the State in the implementation of the project by the World Bank, Oyo State established Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) through Oyo State Act of Parliament in December 2008.
Also, the Agency’s documents of operation known as Project Implementation manual (PIM) and Community Implementation Manual (CIM) were formulated and approved in 2008.


  • Increase the number of poor people (of whom 70% are women) with access to social services.
  • Increase the number of poor people with access to natural resource infrastructure services.
  • Increase the percentage of participating Local Government budgets that incorporate Community Development Plans.