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Measuring Community Capacity Building: A workbook in progress

This workbook-in-progress (written in 1996) for rural communities is currently out of print but may be downloaded in PDF (788KB) The workbook contains materials that can be worked through individually or in groups. The eight key points identified are: inclusivity in participation, expanding the leadership base, strengthening individual skills, fostering a vision, setting a strategic community agenda, discovering tangible and realistic goals, creating effective institutions and encouraging the better use of resources by the community. Included are dozens of actual measures to gauge progress.

Out of print, the Aspen Institute recommends that interested individuals download the full workbook for free in PDF from