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Readings and presentations from the forum: "From Clients to Citizens: Deepening the Practice of Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development," hosted by the Coady International Institute and co-sponsored by the ABCD Institute, July 7-10, 2009.

Government and Donor Perspectives on ABCD

  • Beatriz Battistella Nadas, City Hall of Curitiba, Health Secretariat, Brazil, (2009). Video
  • Tim Brodhead, McConnell Foundation, Canada, (2009). Video
  • Tom Dewar, Aspen Institute, USA, (2009). Video
  • Jim Diers, City of Seattle, USA, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2, and Presentation. (8.36Mb)
  • Janis Foster, Grassroots Grantmakers, USA, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2.
  • Katherine Gibson, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney, Australia, (2009). Video
  • Andy Gordon, University of Washington, USA, (2009). Video
  • Sebastian Mathews, Greater Rustenburg Foundation, South Africa, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2, and Presentation. (349K pdf)
  • Anselmo Mercado, South East Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute (SEARSOLIN), Philippines, (2009). Video

Global Political Openings for ABCD

  • Chris Bryant, Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development, Canada, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
  • Brian Hanson, Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, USA, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2.
  • Naresh Singh, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada, (2009). Video: Part 1, Part 2.
  • Dang Kim Son, Institute of Policy and Strategy of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam, (2009). Video

Other Presentations from the Forum

ABCD and Community Driven Development

Access to Assets: Issues of Power

Aid Effectiveness

Appreciative Inquiry

Capacity Building

Community Economic Development

NGOs, Government, and the Private Sector

Participatory Development and Methodologies

  • Wates, N. (2000). The community planning handbook. London: Earthscan. Library copy: 307.12 W319c.

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Social Capital

Social Enterprise

Sustainable Livelihoods and Asset Building

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