This Programme provides sustainable development programmes which facilitate empowerment of communities, based on empirical research and demographic information.

The War on Poverty Campaign, which is the overarching programme of the Department, inclusive of Sustainable Livelihoods and Youth Development are enabling sub-programmes to enable the achievement of the NDP 2030 goals and the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014/2019.

The two sub-programmes Sustainable Livelihoods and Youth Development are enabling programmes that build on the capabilities of communities to participate in their own development. The Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) methodology continue to bring about social change in areas of substance abuse, food security, HIV and AIDS, illiteracy, or unemployment to assist household, communities to achieve the basic standard of living.

The Community Development interventions are process driven, of which the results can only be achieved after one or two financial years. The allocated budget would consider the processes during the financial year to implement community development interventions (Goods and Services budget) whilst the results of the interventions such as a Non-Profit Organisation would be funded through the transfer budget.