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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The road to climate resilience: migration as an adaptation strategy

This policy brief provides practical policy suggestions to enhance rural livelihood resilience in semi-arid rural areas of Pakistan through rural development and facilitating planned migration.

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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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Small Grants Programme: Misfortunes never come singly: structural change, multiple shocks and child malnutrition in rural Senegal

This working paper and policy brief consider the two most pronounced shocks Senegalese subsistence farmers struggle with – namely, increasing purchase prices and droughts. The report and brief assess the impact of these shocks on child health with a multi-shock approach to account for concomitance of various adverse events.

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Climate change and migration in developing countries: evidence and implications for PRISE countries

What are the potential effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries? This report aims to inform the development community about the impacts of climate change on migration patterns, with a focus on the economic aspects and Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

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