Community development by the people

| Helen Sharp

“If we want to help people in a way that does no harm to them and their capacities and their communities, then the best place to start is with what is strong within them and within their communities, and not with what’s wrong.”

This TED Talk by Cormac Russell illustrates July’s Idea of the Month, which is that the power balance of public sector service activity between professionals and citizens can be described by the following:

  • To the people
  • For the people
  • With the people
  • By the people

This forms one of the core principles of Asset Based Community-driven Development (ABCD).

Check out the video below, and find out more about ABCD in our latest Idea of the Month.

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