Assets Based Community Development or ABCD A Needs Map An Assets Map Local Assets Inventory A Portrait of Gifts Mobilizing Community Assets

Assets Mapping

Any kind of development process begins with a basic analysis of the place and context. Assets mapping is distinctive because it starts with an analysis of the strengths that can be built on in any situation. 

People find it hard to see the assets and possibilities that are in front of them, they find it easy to see the needs and problems all around them. Assets mapping helps to shift the focus

  • from what is needed before development can take place
  • to what is at hand to help people-centered development get going