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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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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