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Peace Corps Dominican Republic. Community Economic Development Project. FACTORS Economic Situation In the Dominican Republic 15% unemployment rate 350,000 small business generating over 1 million jobs
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Peace Corps Dominican RepublicCommunity Economic Development ProjectFACTORSEconomic Situation In the Dominican Republic15% unemployment rate350,000 small business generating over 1 million jobsGiven the small-scale at which most businesses operate, there continues to be incomplete access to technological, business and market informationReliance on subsidized creditPARTNERSIDECOOPADELVAADELDAMUDEFONDESAASPIREECLOFFUNDASURLEMBAADEMILocal and regional cooperativesUNACAFEMCaficultores de BaniFEGRUCAHow was the Project Developed?Snapshot View of Dominican Economy
  • GDP per Capita $1,770
  • Lack of public services such as health care, potable water, and electricity
  • 25% of population lives below the poverty line
  • Annual growth rate: 8%
  • Life Expectancy: 66.7 years
  • COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTPROJECT PLANProject Strategy
  • CED PCVs will work in partnership with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and/or Government Organizations (GOs) as they promote economic / community development within rural and semi-urban communities. Within this sector, PCVs will assess and transfer knowledge and skills within three “beneficiary oriented” focus areas: (1) Organizations; (2) Entrepreneurs; and, (3) Communities. CED PCVs will be targeting these three beneficiary areas through working specifically with Micro-credit Organizations, Cooperatives & Community Based Agrarian Organizations.
  • Project Purpose
  • The PC/DR CED project seeks to strengthen the capacity of community-serving organizations, small business entrepreneurs and community members throughout the Dominican Republic in a manner that promotes locally driven projects aimed to enhance the socio-economic dimensions of the local community.
  • Project Goals
  • GOAL #1: Project Assessment and
  • Planning
  • GOAL #2: Team Building
  • GOAL #3: Organizational Development IT Training
  • GOAL #1:NGOs, CBOs (women/youth groups) and GOs in the CED sector will strengthen their organizational capacity to work for/with marginalized communities through effective planning and management practices.
  • Objective 1:By the end of FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will train 150 organizations and community groups in project assessment and planning practices.
  • Objective 2:By the end of FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will train and support 150 organizations in team building skills.
  • Objective 3:By the end of FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will advise and train 150 community-serving organizations in the areas of organizational strengthening and information technology.
  • GOAL #2:Small business entrepreneurs (women, men and youth) will create or improve small enterprises by increasing knowledge and skills in project development and fundamental business management abilities.
  • Objective 1:By FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will train 2,000 entrepreneurs in assessment and planning techniques around creating small businesses or enhancing existing businesses.
  • Objective 2By FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will support and train 2,000 youth and adult entrepreneurs in basic business execution skills and practices.
  • Objective 3:By FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will train 2,000 individuals in IT & the Internet .
  • GOAL #3: CED Organizations and individual entrepreneurs will work in partnership in developing projects that can enhance the economic, social and cultural well-being of the communities .
  • Objective 1:By FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will develop and sustain a cohesive network of organizations working within each community.
  • Objective 2:By FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and their project partners will train 1000 business entrepreneurs in identifying, planning, implementing and managing community development projects .
  • Objective 3:By FY 2006, 60 CED PCVs and community partners will identify and work in partnership with two colleague PCVs (1 PCV/ Project Partner per year) in relevant sectors to create or enhance community knowledge or projects.
  • Typical Volunteer Cycle
  • Pre-Service Training (12 weeks including CBT)
  • Months 0-3: Community Diagnostic and Relation Building
  • 3 Month IST: Diagnostic Report and Start the 1st Year Project Planning Process
  • Months 3-12: Complete Project Plan, Implement, and Monitor project
  • 12 Month IST: Evaluate 1st year progress and Plan 2nd Year
  • Months 12-24: Reformulate, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate project
  • Months 21-24: Begin transition process
  • Pre, 3, 12 month Site Visits
  • Close of Service Conference
  • Top Ten Activities in the CED Project
  • Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management Workshops
  • Teambuilding activities
  • Inventory education and assessment activities
  • Feasibility, SWOT analyses and market studies to start small businesses
  • Strengthening top micro-credit institution at the central office.
  • Project Planning workshops
  • Impact studies on loan recipients
  • Working with coffee farmers to market their product
  • Strengthening Cooperatives
  • MS Excel Training Guide
  • Typical Volunteer Cycle
  • Pre-Service Training (12 weeks including CBT)
  • Months 0-3: Community Diagnostic and Relation Building
  • 3 Month IST: Diagnostic Report and Start the 1st Year Project Planning Process
  • Months 3-12: Complete Project Plan, Implement, and Monitor project
  • 12 Month IST: Evaluate 1st year progress and Plan 2nd Year
  • Months 12-24: Reformulate, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate project
  • Months 21-24: Begin transition process
  • Pre, 3, 12 month Site Visits
  • Close of Service Conference
  • Success Story: Danny SuttonDanny Sutton (2001-2003) assisted an ag-business non-profit, CIMPA, in the community of Estancia del Yaque near Santiago in its micro-credit activities. Danny helped the NGO to assess its impact and to re-structure its loan program. The first step has been to do a field study on the major Micro-credit NGOs in the country with the purpose of providing some promising practices which with to further reflect. Danny’s work with the NGO has produced an in-house document entitled “Systemization of Experiences”, where the critical reflections of CIMPA as well as the promising practices of other players in the country are revealed. Being a Volunteer is…
  • A Unique Experience
  • A Challenging Experience
  • A Growing Experience
  • A Sharing Experience
  • An Unforgettable Experience
  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU DECIDE IT WILL BE!
  • Peace CorpsDominicanRepublicAre you ready for the challenge?Welcome to the Community Economic Development Project
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