Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

This journal paper examines existing literature on how to promote and facilitate private sector adaptation in developing countries, and how governments can create an enabling environment to stimulate and incentivise domestic private sector adaptation. With a focus on adaptation by small and medium enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa, it provides a framework to identify the key ‘building blocks’ that constitute enabling conditions for private sector adaptation.

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Agriculture, Water, Climate and Migration in semi-arid lands in Burkina Faso

This English-language report analyses how agricultural communities in the semi-arid central plateau of Burkina Faso – an area of high food insecurity – are managing available water and land resources in changing climatic conditions. It supports the case for investment by the government and donors in small dams/ponds to allow rural communities to supplement rain-fed with irrigated agriculture.

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Agriculture, Eau, Climat et Migration en terres semi-arides au Burkina Faso

This French-language report analyses how agricultural communities in the semi-arid central plateau of Burkina Faso – an area of high food insecurity – are managing available water and land resources in changing climatic conditions. It supports the case for investment by the government and donors in small dams/ponds to allow rural communities to supplement rain-fed with irrigated agriculture.

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Small Grants Programme: Transformational development projects and water resources in drylands

This report explores the ways in which transformational infrastructure projects can affect water availability for different users in semi-arid and arid regions, with the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a case study.

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Migration futures in Asia and Africa: economic opportunities and distributional effects – the case of Pakistan

This working paper assesses the role that planned rural-urban migration can play in enhancing livelihood resilience and introducing new economic opportunities in semi-arid regions of Pakistan, taking into consideration external stressors such as climate change.

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Stratégies d’adaptation du secteur privé: quel début de réponse des PME en zones semi-arides du Sénégal ?

This French-language policy brief is a synthesis of the initial results of a study to analyse the level of private sector vulnerability in Senegal’s semi-arid lands (SALs) in a context of climate change, and the coping responses small and medium-sized enterprises have developed and implemented to support climate-resilient development in semi-arid regions. It provides key recommendations to policymakers to create an enabling environment for SME adaptation to climate impacts.

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S’engager résolument vers une gestion améliorée des ressources en eau au Burkina Faso

This French-language policy brief analyses the progress the Government of Burkina Faso has made to put into place a national programme of ‘integrated water resources management’, to meet its commitment under the Sustainable Development Goals, and the significant work that still needs to be done.

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Vers une gestion intégrée des ressources en eau au Burkina Faso

This French-language report analyses the progress the Government of Burkina Faso has made to put into place a national programme of ‘integrated water resources management’, to meet its commitment under the Sustainable Development Goals, and the significant work that still needs to be done.

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