‘Leaving no one behind’ through enabling climate-resilient economic development in dryland regions

‘Leave no one behind’ is a principle central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This policy briefing puts forward the view that public policies and investments by national governments and development partners that recognise the seasonality, mobility and informality of dryland economies as strengths, and create an enabling environment for private actors in these regions, hold real potential to spur progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Leave No one Behind and the global goals on climate adaptation.

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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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Climate induced rural-to-urban migration in Pakistan

How do climate shocks and slow onset changes in rural areas of Pakistan impact ecological conditions that may lead to migration? This report indicates that climate change acts with other socioeconomic determinants of migration.

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Tanzania: Country situation assessment

This report seeks to provide an initial analysis of the past and current climate in Tanzania, and to identify solutions to the complex challenges of natural resource management, economic development, poverty alleviation and resilience-building in the context of climate change.

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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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