Slide Deck: The CRS Integral Human Development Framework: Assets
This slide deck is the core resource for Module 2. It provides an overview of the CRS Integral Human Development Conceptual Framework and explores one of its core components, assets.
Exercise: My Personal IHD – Assets
Utilize this handout to complete the My Personal IHD - Assets Exercise. Fill in each box to reflect on your own (or your family’s/household’s) assets.
CRS Video: Azure – Investing in Water
Highlighting IHD principles, the video Azure-Investing in Water describes a CRS-partnered project in El Salvador that helps to ensure access to safe drinking water. Bilingual English/Spanish. 3:13 minutes.
CRS Video: Nelly’s Story
CRS El Salvador's Youth Build project helps youth from tough neighborhoods to start their own small businesses. See how one young woman, Nelly, turned her kitchen into a bakery and is helping to support her family by selling bread. Bilingual English/Spanish. 4:18 minutes.
Article: “Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development: Using a Diffracted Power Lens to Analyze the Possibilities and Challenges”
Using the lens of diffracted power, the authors explore the application of asset-based community development in the Philippines, Ethiopia and South Africa. The authors determine such an approach can “reverse internalized powerlessness, strengthen opportunities for collective endeavours and help to build local capacity for action.” 12 pages.