9 Human Needs is a Non-Profit Company, a subsidiary company of Re-Action Consulting(Pty) Ltd, focus on activities that address the 9 human needs. These needs form the foundation for Human Scale Development in communities through a process by which communities can identify their `wealth’ and `poverty’ according to how their fundamental human needs are satisfied.
Human Scale Development focus on the satisfaction of fundamental human needs, on the generation of growing levels of self-reliance, and on the construction of organic articulations of people with nature and technology, of global processes with local activity, of the personal with the social, of planning with autonomy, and of civil society with the state. One of the applications is within the field of Strategic Sustainable Development where the individual. Fundamental Human Needs (not the marketed needs) and the mechanics of the collective social system need satisfying in a sustainable society. Together with other aspects of the Framework including the (socio-ecological) sustainability principles it helps to plan and design for sustainability.