The wisdom of adding a resilience strategy to sustainability programs
| Categories: Insights | Tags: post-COVID |

It’s not difficult to add resilience to your sustainability strategy. A recent COSA study shows how a few key resilience metrics can reveal important and actionable insights.

Historic Approaches and Key Challenges in Rural Development
| Categories: Publications | Tags: Climate Change |

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.

Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture
| Categories: Events | Tags: Climate Smart |

COSA contributes its expertise as part of the GCP’s Online Learning Series this September.

Practical Applications of COSA’s Resilience Measurement Approach
| Categories: Publications | Tags: Impact Assessment |

COSA’s Resilience Measurement Tool is useful and adaptable for projects of varying aims and scales.

Should You Include Resilience Measurement in Your Study?
Three Commonly-Asked Questions
| Categories: Insights | Tags: Resilience |

Elena Serfilippi, COSA’s Coordinator for Resilience Research, answers the three most commonly asked questions about measuring resilience.

Transitioning towards resilient cotton farming systems in India
| Categories: Insights | Tags: Cotton Sustainability |

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.

Resilience Measurement: Differences and Similarities with Sustainability
| Categories: Publications | Tags: Climate 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.

USAID’s Field Guide Uses COSA’s Resilience Metrics
| Categories: Publications | Tags: Field Guide |

COSA’s work in resilience metrics shapes USAID’s Field Guide.

A Marriage of Necessity: Building a Sustainability and Resilience Tool for the Future
| Categories: Publications | Tags: Climate Change |

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.

Simpler Resilience Measurement
| Categories: Publications | Tags: COSA Publication |

With the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the Resilience Working Group COSA developed a resilience measurement tool as a contribution to the public good.

Resilience Measurement and Conceptual Frameworks
| Categories: Publications | Tags: COSA Publication |

Thanks in part to a Ford Foundation grant, COSA brought clarity to the lack of consensus and consistency surrounding resilience programs in the development community.

| Categories: Insights | Tags: Managing sustainability |

As the field of sustainability matures and we better understand which activities are actually making the most impact, the conversation is starting to take a new turn. […]