Stockholm Environment Institute

We are an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our work spans climate, water, air, and land-use issues, and integrates evidence and perspectives on governance, the economy, gender and human health.

SEI’s approach is highly collaborative: stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions and equip partners for the long term.

We make sure our knowledge and findings are clearly communicated and accessible to decision-makers and civil-society. We publish our own open access material, and in leading academic journals, and repackage our research to offer effective decision support.

To promote debate and share knowledge we convene decision-makers, academics and practitioners, and engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.

We are committed to transparency and believe that full disclosure of our finances and funding builds trust in our work. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is our largest single donor, but we also receive broad support from other development agencies, governments, NGOs, universities, businesses, and financial institutions.

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Framing disaster resilience cover

Indicators for community resilience

This working paper shows how qualitative and quantitative indicators for assessing the resilience of communities can be identified, developed and synthesised.

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Framing disaster resilience cover

Wicked problems – resilience, adaptation and complexity

Deciding upon policy interventions to support community resilience presents us with both a ‘wicked’ and a
‘messy’ problem and calls for ‘clumsy’ policy solutions and interventions.

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Aftermath of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

What is equitable resilience?

This discussion brief outlines four key elements for equitable resilience-building in development and disaster risk management.

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Network map of all relevant connections in sample of members of a local Flood Action Group (photo)

Managing Complex Systems

This paper shows how 'structured output' methods can ‘abstract’ important issues and concepts and feed into planning and policy outputs.

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climate change scenarios primer

Climate Change Scenario Primer

This interactive primer explains what climate change scenarios are and how they are connected to socioeconomics, energy and land use, emissions, climate change and climate impacts.

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Fish pond and rice paddy fields in Aileu, Timor-Leste. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2012.

A rights-based perspective on adaptive capacity for aquatic agricultural systems in Timor-Leste

This paper considers how a rights-based approach broadens understanding of adaptive capacity while directing attention towards causes of exclusion and marginalisation.

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