Barangay officials and volunteers prepare colorful visual aids reflecting the basic services available in their barangay. This was during their conduct of the Barangay Participatory Situational Analysis (BPSA) last April 28, 2017 at their Multi-Purpose Hall in Barangay Antao, Carmen, Surigao del Sur.

The BPSA is among the key community-engaging activities facilitated through the Kalahi-CIDSS program. The Kalahi-CIDSS or the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services is one of the core programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which utilizes the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach.

Adhering to the principles of CDD, the BPSA serves as an avenue for the communities to collectively assess current socio-economic and political situation of their barangay. By doing so, communities are able to extensively analyze and identify prevailing community development problems in which they can use as their basis in planning appropriate interventions and project proposals to address the needs. The data gathered during the BPSA is subsequently validated during a barangay assembly or meeting.

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