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Broadening the Development Framework

“The Comprehensive Development Framework reflects an approach to putting together those elements which are central to the development process, and without which no amount of money and no macro policy could render efforts effective.” Concept Paper, The CDF: A Structure for Holistic Sustainable Development


The Comprehensive Development Framework was put forward in January 1999 as an approach to help low- and middle-income countries achieve their goals of eliminating poverty, reducing inequality, and improving opportunities for their people — goals that match the World Bank's core objectives. Since then, client countries have increasingly been developing and implementing their own reform programs and strategies, and preparing Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in close partnership with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, civil society, the private sector, and other development stakeholders, including the poor themselves.  Country governments are taking the lead role in donor-country relations, rather than outside multilateral or bilateral donors dictating one-size-fits-all solutions to development.


Related Sites
CDF Secretariat
Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

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