This resource kit on asset-based community and economic development by Jenny Cameron and Katherine Gibson has been used by communities in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, 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. Click here to download Shifting Focus.
This website offers training tools for people and organizations interested in developing local economies by: putting people first, building on local assets and strengths, forming new partnerships, experimenting with forming social enterprises, and extending networks of support. It includes new methods for analyzing local economies, group discussion starters with relevant key questions, practical workshop resources, and visual aids such as photos and video material for use in training workshops.