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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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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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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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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