Connecting the dots: linking climate change resilience to human capital

This report explores the different pathways through which vulnerability to climate change depends on the capacities of people, and how these capacities can improve the ability of people to adapt to climate change.

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Senegal: Country situation assessment

This report analyses the context of Senegal’s economic development by focusing on climate change and its impact on socioeconomic development and on key sectors such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries and tourism.

Taking stock of economic performance and under-performance in Senegal, links between climate characteristics and development, and the political implications for adaptation, the report offers policymakers and practitioners guidelines and recommendations about how to better integrate climate change into development policies and plans, with a view to strengthening adaptation and resilience.

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Pakistan: Country situation assessment

This report assesses climate-related risks facing Pakistan, and their connection to development. It also highlights how these risks may exacerbate, or in some cases, facilitate one another. The paper also analyses the existing adaptation policy framework and identifies priority adaptation alternatives for further research.

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Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

How can political and economic institutions affect – help or hinder – the decisions of the poor and other marginalised groups in semi-arid lands to adapt in the context of changing climate? This report assesses the range of risk-coping mechanisms available to poorer households, with a focus on barriers to adaptation and what these adaptive responses imply for development prospects.

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Climate change and the geographical and institutional drivers of economic development

How does climate change impact long-term economic development in semi-arid lands? How does climate change influence the likelihood of conflict, and affect the environmental context in which political and economic institutions evolve?

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Climate change, private sector and value chains: Constraints and adaptation strategies

Private sector actors are key agents of change in semi-arid areas. But how does, and will, climate change impact private sector incentives and activities, and markets? And how can the private sector identify new market opportunities in semi-arid regions?

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(Re)conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework

What are the characteristics and symptoms of maladaptation, and how can it be diagnosed? Which strategies are likely to lead to maladaptive outcomes? This report aims to help policymakers and practitioners identify the main constituents of maladaptation.

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