This resource kit on asset-based community and economic development by Jenny Cameron and Katherine Gibson has been used by communities in Australia, the Philippines, Thailand and elsewhere.
It builds on the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach, especially as documented by Jody Kretzmann and John McKnight in Building Communities from the Inside Out. Shifting Focus incorporates more about the diverse economic practices that are already present in communities and that can be further strengthened.
Jenny and Katherine have more resources on asset-based community and economic development including:
- Asset-based and citizen-led development (with Alison Mathie)
- ABCD meets DEF
- Alternative pathways to community and economic development
- Collaborating with communities
- Community partnering for local development (a full website of resources).