Towards a climate resilient cotton value chain in Pakistan: Understanding key risks, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

This working paper identifies climate risks facing cotton value chain (CVC) actors in Pakistan based on various climate indicators, including temperature, rainfall and climate extremes. It formulates policy and practice interventions that could help promote an inclusive climate-resilient CVC in Pakistan.

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The road to climate resilience: migration as an adaptation strategy

This policy brief provides practical policy suggestions to enhance rural livelihood resilience in semi-arid rural areas of Pakistan through rural development and facilitating planned migration.

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Rural livelihood vulnerability in semi-arid Pakistan: the scope of migration as an adaptation strategy

This working paper considers the climate vulnerability of rural agricultural livelihoods in semi-arid regions of Pakistan.

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Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters. In particular, the work explores the extent to which households adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods.

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The role of heat stress in migration decisions: A case study of Faisalabad

This study attempts to understand the relationship between migration decisions and heat stress, looking not only at its impact on livelihoods, but also on thermal comfort levels available at home and in the workplace.

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Small Grants Programme: Transformational development projects and water resources in drylands

This report explores the ways in which transformational infrastructure projects can affect water availability for different users in semi-arid and arid regions, with the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a case study.

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Migration futures in Asia and Africa: economic opportunities and distributional effects – the case of Pakistan

This working paper assesses the role that planned rural-urban migration can play in enhancing livelihood resilience and introducing new economic opportunities in semi-arid regions of Pakistan, taking into consideration external stressors such as climate change.

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Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: a preliminary assessment for climate vulnerabilities and pathways to adaptation

This research into the implications of climate change for the cotton sector in Pakistan focuses on understanding the stakeholders who operate within the cotton sector, the policy environment in which they function, and the process of textile manufacturing and export, in order to identify opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the sector.

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