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GRAID: work related to the 2020 Human Development Report
GRAID is a programme hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency designed to bridge the worlds of resilience thinking and development practice
- The new context for development and why it matters
This deep dive series sets the context for doing development in a rapidly changing world. We will be sharing selections of short, engaging video chapters taken from the recent Massive Open Online Course; ‘Transforming development – the science and practice of resilience thinking.’
- Development in the Anthropocene: The role of resilience
This talking point outlines how development must go beyond current development paradigms, and how resilience has been identified as an avenue to address resilience in the Anthropocene
- Cross-scale challenges of the Anthropocene
This insight brief xplores what it means to live in a world that is increasingly connected: the local influences the global and vice-versa, often in new and unpredictable ways, creating risks and opportunities
- A resilience perspective on complexity and development
Understanding complexity in a development context helps to highlight how: simple interventions are not enough, how dynamic and changing circumstances make surprises inevitable, and how changes in one part of a system can cascade up or down, changing the context.
Stories from Rethink, our feature magazine on resilience and development
- Ecosystems matter
Why a biosphere-based world view is an important part of development
- Tipping into the future
A history of tipping points from an ecological perspective and how they inform resilience thinking in global development
- We all want to be resilient. Or do we?
“Resilience” has attracted different definitions over the years. Explore with us what we think it actually means to be resilient
- The science and art of wayfinding
A new tool for resilience assessment is inspired by the Polynesian seafarers’ approach to navigation. Wayfinder will build on insights from science and practice to enable planners and practitioners to understand and enhance resilience
- Rethinking development aid to avoid traps
Researchers have put together new puzzle pieces in the poverty traps framework, in order to find ways to look at different possible solutions for development. Adding nature and culture, they find, changes everything
- Resilience thinking: science for uncertain futures
How can we make progress on the big development challenges we face even as the ground beneath our feet keeps changing?
- Seeking resilience in Niger
How one team learned to change its traditional views on development through understanding complex systems in Niger
Rethink is an online podcast and feature magazine on resilience and global development.
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News & events
Research news | 2024-02-20
Having good neighbours and few top predators make predatory fish populations more resilient
A regime shift is gradually spreading through the archipelagos of the Swedish Baltic Sea coast, where shallow bays, previously dominated by pike and perch have one by one become dominated by one of their prey species, the three-spined stickleback.
Research news | 2024-02-08
Eating new plant-based foods can be good for the environment, your health and your economy
Replacing animal-source foods with plant-based alternatives or whole foods decreases environmental impact, meets nutrition recommendations, and can be cost-competitive with the current average Swedish diet
Research news | 2024-01-29
Bird AI and sailing drones – green game changers for marine ecosystems
Groups of guillemots on an island in the Baltic Sea have unknowingly inspired how marine research can be done. Two AI-powered research projects can change how to monitor marine ecosystems – and potentially manage them in real-time
Research news | 2024-01-24
Centralised social networks can hinder innovation by making decision-making too similar
Social systems where influence is centred around one or two individuals can lead to pack mentality and groupthink in farming communities
Research news | 2024-01-23
Planetary Commons: Fostering global cooperation to safeguard critical Earth system functions
We should look at tipping elements of the Earth system as global commons, argue researchers in a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Research news | 2024-01-22
Soy: A world journey from success to uncertainty
From a bean valued for its multitude of functions in ancient China to one of the most traded agricultural commodities of the modern world: the soybean has gone through dramatic changes throughout the millennia.