Authors: Sarah Ward, What Works Scotland
Date: 27 April 2017
Assets approaches to addressing disadvantage have become popular in recent years. What does the term mean, and how do the different interpretations of an ‘assets approach’ impact on their outcomes?
To conclude a short series about asset-based community development, What Works Scotland PhD student Sarah Ward discusses the benefits of using the capabilities framework to identify clear objectives for asset-based work.
She argues that, in teasing out the possible outcomes of asset based community development, the Capabilities Approach (CA) offers a useful framework (see the What Works Scotland publication What can the capabilities approach add to policy analysis in high-income countries?).