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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Systems, Systems, Systems

This was quite cute and slick - so we're all thinking about systems. (Mothers and families being the first agents of the "system" though, right?).

Interesting page from the World Bank and nice video clip.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Index of Governance as an Example of Quantification of an "Intangible"

You cannot deal with sustainability without a thorough look at the "environment". I uploaded a link to an attempt to do just that and create metrics--an index for governance. It's methodologically interesting, and the response from a country perspective (Rwanda) on the creation of these metrics is a good illustration of both the value and perils of trying to quantify complex issues such as governance and (for us) sustainability. But the critical thinking provoked by the creation of metrics seems, in itself, to be worthwhile.