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

Pakistan and Bangladesh are among the countries most vulnerable to livelihood risks arising from frequent exposure to large-scale natural disasters. This working paper studies household responses to floods and storms in terms of short-term changes to their dependence on agriculture.

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