Positive Deviance Initiative
Positive Deviance is a development approach that is based on the premise that solutions to community problems already exist within the community. The positive deviance approach thus differs from other "needs based" or problem solving approaches in that it does not focus on primarily on the identification of needs and the external inputs necessary to meet those needs or solve those problems. Instead it seeks to identify and optimize those existing community resources and solutions.
Jerry Sternin, Director|
|Contact||150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
|Website||http://www.positivedeviance.org/ (link opens in a new window)|
- The Positive Deviance Initiative Story (Innovations)