Climate change adaptation among female-led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in semi-arid areas: A case study from Kenya

This working paper explores how female-led micro, small, and medium enterprises in Kenya’s semi-arid lands experience and respond to climate risk. It has also been published as a chapter in the Handbook of Climate Change Resilience.

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Subjective approaches to measuring resilience

This policy brief is based on a study that is the first to test how well subjective resilience (SR) measures can predict future well-being.

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The urban-rural water interface: A preliminary study in Burkina Faso

Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This report examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.

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Investissements et Répartition des Ressources en Eau au Burkina Faso – étude préliminaire sur l’arbitrage urbain-rural

Les villes ayant une concentration importante de populations s’attendent à bénéficier prioritairement des ressources en eau. Dans les régions semi-arides avec une variabilité climatique et une pression sur les ressources en eau croissante, quelles sont les actions que les décideurs et leurs conseillers doivent mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer une répartition des ressources en eau entre les villes et les campagnes contribuant à améliorer lavie quotidienne des populations tant dans les centres urbains que dans les zones rurales ? Ce rapport examine ces questions dans le contexte du Burkina Faso.

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