HOW WE WORK
The Community Development Cycle (CDC) is BØRNEfonden’s programming framework. The CDC is a newly developed approach, launched in 2008 with the aim of creating a child centred approach and a better tool for planning and cooperation.
The CDC provide each country programme with a clear programming framework, i.e. with clear and specific target groups, objectives as well as instructions to what each programme should contribute to.
“CDC introduces not only guidelines for the staff working in the Development Units in our program countries, but it also provides transparency, which makes it easy to measure results and progress, and with that, the CDC creates motivation for everyone involved”, says the director of programme development Martin Østergaard.
The CDC ensure sustainability with its divison of a 'Head Office' (HO) in Denmark, a 'National Head Office' (NO) in all the five programme countries, and lastly with the 'Development Units' (DU) placed in all the communities, where we operate in the five countries. With different areas of knowledge and responsibilities, we can obtain a partnership, where the local actors are prominent, and through this ensure a continuing effort after the 15 years.
BENIN. Development Unit (DU) in Benin. Photo: Pia Andersen