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needs-based approach

Traditional needs-based problem-solving focuses on identifying needs in a failing community and creating external inputs to meet those needs. This approach does not create a sustainable solution because it fails to deliver the tools necessary for that community to create its own success. When the external support is removed, the problem simply returns. (an alternative, opposite approach is Positive Deviance) Learn more.

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