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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Rural livelihood vulnerability in semi-arid Pakistan: the scope of migration as an adaptation strategy

This working paper considers the climate vulnerability of rural agricultural livelihoods in semi-arid regions of Pakistan.

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How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

This journal article investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks.

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Gouvernance transfrontalière du changement climatique dans les régions semi-arides : cas d’étude du Sénégal

This is a synthesis report of evidence from PRISE Research Area 6 Part 1: ‘Cross-boundary multi-scale governance of semi-arid lands: Implications for climate resilience and economic development’. It analyses two cases of integrated governance of climate change in Senegal: the Territorial Approach to Climate Change program (TACC) implemented in the Ferlo, and the Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP) implemented in the Dakar region.

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Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters. In particular, the work explores the extent to which households adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods.

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The role of heat stress in migration decisions: A case study of Faisalabad

This study attempts to understand the relationship between migration decisions and heat stress, looking not only at its impact on livelihoods, but also on thermal comfort levels available at home and in the workplace.

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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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