Transformational Development is the process through which children, families and communities identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from living life in all its fullness. - World Vision

Transformation involves fundamental change, which in the context of sustainability, requires radical, systemic shifts in values and beliefs, patterns of social behavior, and multilevel governance and management regimes (Olsson et al. 2014). Transformation has been described as a process with three distinct phases: (1) preparing for change, (2) navigating the transition, and (3) building resilience of the new trajectory of development (Olsson et al. 2004). - The Resilience Alliance

Resilience is the capacity of a social-ecological system to absorb or withstand perturbations and other stressors such that the system remains within the same regime, essentially maintaining its structure and functions. It describes the degree to which the system is capable of self-organization, learning and adaptation (Holling 1973, Gunderson & Holling 2002, Walker et al. 2004).  - The Resilience Alliance


  1. Holistic Development is oriented towards the satisfaction of basic human needs, including: the need of God, food, love, housing, clothes, physical and mental health and a sense of human dignity. Furthermore, this approach takes into account that people are spiritual, social and bodily beings,...
  2. FromWhat is Transformation, and Why Is It So Hard to Manage? "Transformation, however, is far more challenging for two distinct reasons. First, the future state is unknown when you begin, and is determined through trial and error as new information is gathered. This makes it impossible to “manage...
  3. "Devising long-lasting solutions will require deep, “structural transformations” in the agriculture sector. In developing countries, the agricultural sector must adapt new technologies and business models to increase job opportunities, overcome resource constraints, enable greater market...
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  6. Key Resource 1984-01-01 Three volumes designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The book has as its basic philosophy the belief that we should all participate in making this world a more just place to live in. Training for Transformation integrates...
  7. Key Resource 1984-01-01 Three volumes designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The book has as its basic philosophy the belief that we should all participate in making this world a more just place to live in. Training for Transformation integrates...
  8. Key Resource 1987-01-19 Three volumes designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The book has as its basic philosophy the belief that we should all participate in making this world a more just place to live in. Training for Transformation integrates...
  9. Key Resource 2000-02-01 Training for Transformation Book 4 is a practical and accessible workbook for community development workers. It recognizes that the only changes which effectively transform the lives of poor people are those in which they have been active participants--this book, and the earlier books in the...
  10. Resilience.orgaims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are...
  11. The Rural Solutions Portal is a web-based knowledge-sharing platform that collects rural development solutions.These areinnovations, technologies, processes and methodologies for the rural world. It was set up byInternational Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)and seeded with a number of...
  12. Abstract, Ecology and Society, 2018 Telecoupling refers to socioeconomic and environmental interactions between distant coupled human and natural systems, and has become more extensive and intensive in the globalized era. The integrated framework of telecoupling examines flows of information,...
  13. Abstract, Ecology and Society, 2018 This Special Feature re-examines the relationship between natural resources and processes of conflict and cooperation as they occur in the Global South. Here we introduce key issues and reflect on learning from recent research. While covering a range of...
  14. 2015-05-12 The church finds itself at a very unique moment in history. The average Christian living in an economically advanced country enjoys a level of prosperity that has been unimaginable for most of human history. At the same time, over 2.5 billion people in economically impoverished countries live on...
  15. Key Resource 2007-12-01 This book is written for those involved in Christian development programs and challenges them to move toward holistic ministries, It is of equal importance for those involved in evangelism and church planting. It is a "charter" for a new way of doing mission, and the implications of its vision...
  16. MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates - is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite entrepreneurs, we partner with people living in poverty to start or grow small and...

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