The issue Community Driven Development is presented as tool for effective community development at the grassroots in Kwara State. This paper draws on field research on conservation based field observation in which the authors had to visit some of the project locations to ascertain the availability of the project. Apart from his, the study relies heavily on secondary data obtained from the Kwara State Community Based Poverty Reduction Project’s publications and the recently inaugurated Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency. The study reveals that in the last seven years in the state, over 403, 110, 342.76 Naira has been expended on executions of community driven projects in the state. In all, over 140 communities have benefited from the developmental impacts of the 127 community projects supported across the state through the World Bank Assisted Community Driven Initiatives. Appropriate recommendations are given to enhance sustainable participatory development in the state.
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