Public accountability and COVID-19: Keeping a systems lens amidst uncertainty and adaptation

Government responses to COVID-19 will determine how negatively the crisis impacts marginalized groups. Strengthening accountability for these responses is critical, and demands a broader, systemic perspective than many efforts in the past. Let’s learn both from existing evidence and experiences, and our ongoing efforts around COVID-19.

Politicizing Resilience

Resilience is a concept that has gained popularity across many disciplines during the past decade.  Resilience refers to the capacity of an individual or system to recover from or adapt to shocks or other changes.  The idea originated in studies of ecology, but is increasing utilized to understand human systems.  In a world beset by…