‘Building Resilience in the Malawian Co‑operative Movement’, by Sara Vicari and Alexander Borda-Rodriguez, is the outcome of a one-year, Leverhulme-funded collaborative research project between the Co-operative College and The Open University. The paper looks at questions such as: What creates resilience; Are co-operatives particularly resilient organisations?; If so, what explains it?; And if there are aspects that are not so resilient, what can be about them?
Although the project focused on the co-operative movement in the south-east African country of Malawi, one of the poorest in the world, it is hoped that the findings will have a resonance beyond academia and will help inform strategies for co-operative development in many countries and parts of the world.
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