District Development Fund

  • December 19, 2017


The Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic began piloting the District Development Fund (DDF) model in 2005, starting in the Saravan Province and then expanding to four more provinces and a total of 35 districts.

In the five years since this pilot began, the DDF has made remarkable steps towards empowering district administrations to successfully manage discretionary block grants and engage their communities though a bottom-up participatory planning process.