COSA pulls together our body of publications - both published by us and with us.
Swiss researchers ranked COSA as a top approach for measuring sustainability at the farm-level.
This COSA Working Paper provides insight into the practicalities and value of Contribution Analysis for small n impact assessments by drawing on lessons learned and challenges faced during a real-world evaluation.
This working paper is a joint initiative by the ISEAL Alliance, Sustainable Food Lab, and COSA to align various metric protocols and guidance on farm economics. The paper is not […]
The 2nd Flagship Report of UNFSS seeks to further dissect the interplay between
VSS and public governance processes by striving to answer the following question:
What are the optimal dynamics between public policy processes and voluntary sustainability standards to ensure sustainability objectives are most effectively met?
This paper unveils new methodological advancements that will contribute to improving how to assess the impact of sustainability initiatives. The work is a part of the ‘Demonstrating and Improving Poverty […]
This shared approach represents an unique alignment on a common core set of simple indicators for measuring farm sustainability; they are based mostly on COSA indicators and were refined within a community of practice with leading standards organizations, agri-food companies, NGOs, and development agencies. While useful for impact evaluation, these indicators are proposed primarily for performance monitoring.