The ABCD Approach
ABCD is the way by which we can build healthier, safer, prosperous and more inclulsive communities.
ABCD considers local assets (people, physical assets, etc.) as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. It offers a robust evidence-based framework for social change, challenging us to consider the following questions:
- What is it that communities can do best?
- What do communities require help with?
- What do communities needs outside agencies to do for them?
The ABCD approach helps us to find answers to each of the questions. It can show how to make better use of the resources that we all have or have access to and how to support one another to use them to the benefit of whole communities.