Intelligent rural investments or operations with sustainable practices require a good understanding of the influential factors as well as historic lessons from decades of development literature. This simple review is very accessible for a non-expert and charts the path to the multidimensionality of today’s Sustainable Development Goals through a fifty-year retrospective of key moments in development history.
COSA’s Resilience Measurement Tool is useful and adaptable for projects of varying aims and scales.
Elena Serfilippi, COSA’s Coordinator for Resilience Research, answers the three most commonly asked questions about measuring resilience.
COSA’s Vivek Voora explains how measuring the resilience of cotton farming operations provides a starting point to take the necessary and appropriate steps for farmers to effectively adapt to change.
In this second brief, we present COSA’s resilience measurement system, starting with an analysis of its similarities and differences with common sustainability measurement.
COSA’s work in resilience metrics shapes USAID’s Field Guide.
In this issue brief, we discuss how Resilience is a prerequisite to ensure long term sustainability, and how resilience programming should incorporate normative sustainable thinking based on the analysis of the relations between resilience and sustainability.