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Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)

Check out the method/tool factsheet within this report

A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being


4 Essential Elements of ABCD Process

The primary goal of an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) process is to enhance collective citizen visioning and production through a process that combines four essential elements:

1. Resources
2. Methods
3. Functions
4. Evaluation

This paper discusses each of these elements in detail in an effort to answer the following question: “what is distinctive about an Asset-Based Community Development process?”

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