In this article I consider the relationship between different types and methods of conducting research in the context of community development. In particular I will consider the degree to which different approaches contribute to core objectives of community development to empower communities and promote social justice by engaging the most excluded. The contents will draw … Continue reading The contribution of research to community development
This video concentrates on the assets in the community not whats wrong with the community, like what top down community development does. It suggests that grasssroots community development is the best avenue for sustainable community development. click here for video
This site contains useful tools, publicactions and research for Asset based community development work. The tools include facilitating tools, resources and and talking point tools. It also has podcasts and trainning videos dedicated to ABCD work. Click here for access
This article is on the role of community development in Asset based community development. the chapter is based on the fact that sset based community development is the most effective approach to developing a community. Click here for full chapter.
Over the last fifty years, approximately $2.3 trillion has been spent to alleviate global poverty. Even so, the economic disparity between the poor and the non-poor is wider and continues to grow, while restlessness grows among civil societies, and socio-political power remains in the hands of an elite few. It is this development paradox with … Continue reading ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A PATH TOWARD AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE