Burkina Faso, like most African countries, is exposed to the negative impacts of climate change, which contribute greatly to increased food insecurity and poverty. To overcome this, the government and various stakeholder groups have initiated development policies and attempted to strengthen the resilience of the economy in order to reduce the negative effects of climate change on the living conditions of communities.
However, although economic growth has improved during certain periods, it has not been followed by a significant decline in poverty. In this report, the PRISE project provides analysis to better understand the scope and magnitude of the actual, and potential, damage that can be attributed to climate change, the adaptation efforts of the Burkinabe government and other stakeholders, and the results of adaptation actions on the current economic situation of the country.
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