Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

This journal paper examines existing literature on how to promote and facilitate private sector adaptation in developing countries, and how governments can create an enabling environment to stimulate and incentivise domestic private sector adaptation. With a focus on adaptation by small and medium enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa, it provides a framework to identify the key ‘building blocks’ that constitute enabling conditions for private sector adaptation.

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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): Identification of adaptation options in key sectors

The VC-ARID approach to value chain analysis is innovative in that it considers the specific characteristics of semi-arid systems. This synthesis report focuses on the first of the three steps within the methodology – that of Mapping the value chain. The results and recommendations for Step 2 – Assessing climate risks at each level of the value chain, and Step 3 – Identifying options for adaptation and private sector investment for climate-resilient value chain transformation – will follow in subsequent reports.

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Resilience, equity and growth in semi-arid economies: a research agenda

What do we mean by ‘equitable, climate-resilient economic growth’ in semi-arid lands (SALs)? Are fast growth, fair growth and resilient growth compatible objectives, or are trade-offs between them inevitable? This working paper sets out the rationale for PRISE’s focus on pathways for investment and development that have the potential to unlock rapid economic growth, reduce poverty and build climate resilience in SALs.

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Small Grants Programme: Analysing the economic development impact of semi-arid lands, and mitigation through food-trade water resource decoupling

What is the relationship between semi-arid lands and national economic development, and the potential of food/agricultural trade to buffer semi-arid land vulnerability and mitigate water scarcity? Should investments be targeted directly at semi-arid lands, or should wider national institutional and capacity considerations be given more attention as a means of mitigating vulnerability?

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Natural capital endowment and dynamics of the changing climate in arid and semi-arid lands: experiences from Africa and Asia

With East Africa, West Africa and Central Asia as case studies, this working paper analyses the endowment framework underlying natural resource management and drivers of natural resource degradation, including natural processes and calamities induced by climate change. It also assesses policy frameworks that embed human action in the degradation and management of natural resources in arid and semi-arid lands.

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Small Grants Programme: Climate change impacts on crop productivity in global semi-arid areas and selected semi-arid economies

Agricultural production in semi-arid regions is often subject to climate-related uncertainty and shocks. This report aims to address key knowledge gaps about the sources of uncertainty and key sensitivities in crop production under climate change conditions in global semi-arid regions.

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Climate change and migration in developing countries: evidence and implications for PRISE countries

What are the potential effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries? This report aims to inform the development community about the impacts of climate change on migration patterns, with a focus on the economic aspects and Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

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