Small Grants Programme: The role of climate risk in multiple-purpose dam finance in East Africa

This report provides an overview and analysis of current developments in East African dam finance and climate risk. It calls for improved understanding of climate risk from the beginning of dam projects and improved local institutions to strengthen water and energy policies by incorporating climate risk screenings.

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Gestion des inondations dans les villes de Ouagadougou et de Bobo-Dioulasso dans un contexte urbain – entre jeux d’acteurs et logiques territoriale

This French-language report describes how Burkina Faso seeks to manage the problems of urban flooding in its two principal cities, Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. It makes recommendations for national leaders and city mayors to bring about better management of the risks of urban flood in Burkina Faso.

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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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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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‘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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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): Identification of adaptation options in key sectors

This Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) synthesis report identifies climate risk, adaptation options and opportunities for private sector development in Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, and Tajikistan for the livestock and cotton sectors.

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Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

This synthesis policy brief distils broad lessons from PRISE about the kinds of policies, institutions and other public investments that can support adaptation and climate-resilient development across a broad range of private actors.

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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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