|Assets Based Community Development or ABCD A Needs Map An Assets Map Local Assets Inventory A Portrait of Gifts Mobilizing Community Assets||
Constructing a Needs Map
The Needs Map
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A Needs Map for a Rural Community in Asia
Needs in a rural community
Victims and handouts
Every community can generate a long list of needs and problems. This figure shows only a few. As more needs are added it is easy to start feeling like a victim and demanding handouts to help address problems.
But is victimhood a good starting point for innovative thinking?
As a reflection exercise compare the mood of a workshop after conducting a needs mapping and after conducting an assets mapping and discuss the difference.