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Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development

A transdisciplinary action-research centre in applied resilience science

How to achieve resilient governance of these fast-moving developments in often complex local situations? Industrial sustainability, financial stability and social diversity are the foundations of any economy. They depend on the performance of the public sector to ensure public goods and services are delivered adequately and efficiently to fulfil the needs of the private sector. Local private sector development, regardless of its status in the global value chain, always has the need for scaling up, moving up and catching up to withstand internal and external market challenges and trade-offs. We have studied good governance and have developed tools, frameworks, and methods to help public and private players to make the right decisions. Read More >


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From the perspective of trust and cooperation as key to solving global challenges, we break down the silos between sectors, harness new theories of change and consider legacy effects using evidence, so that new systems can be introduced. By blending system dynamics with political and economic analysis and rigorously developed business cases, we help achieve lasting change. We have helped over 160 companies and over 20 countries through our cutting-edge research and capacity building efforts.


Our research enables:

  • Governments and civil sector foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits consistently.
  • Companies to develop life-changing products and services, build better businesses, create meaningful jobs, and improve the environment for the future collectively.
  • Decision makers to reinvent policies and practices to facilitate their institutions to move to higher sustainable and productive activities.

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