COMMENT: Livestock steps out of the shadows: value chain analysis for resilience in drylands

How can the private sector help to drive inclusive climate-resilient economic development? Find out more about PRISE’s unique, interdisciplinary value chain mapping approach to identifying effective adaptation interventions in African and Asian drylands.

COMMENT: Cities and country, or cities versus country? Urban-rural water allocations in semi-arid lands – the case of Burkina Faso

Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This blog examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.

COMMENT: Villes et campagnes, ou villes -v- campagnes ? L’arbitrage urbain-rural dans la gestion de l’eau en terres semi-arides – le cas du Burkina Faso

Les villes ayant une concentration importante de populations s’attendent à bénéficier prioritairement des ressources en eau. Dans les régions semi-arides avec une variabilité climatique et une pression sur les ressources en eau croissante, quelles sont les actions que les décideurs et leurs conseillers doivent mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer une répartition des ressources en eau entre les villes et les campagnes contribuant à améliorer lavie quotidienne des populations tant dans les centres urbains que dans les zones rurales ? Ce blog examine ces questions dans le contexte du Burkina Faso.

COMMENT: Floods in Dera Ghazi Khan: Stories of resilience and vulnerability from the field

Pakistan is no to stranger flooding. PRISE researchers at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute recently travelled to flood-affected, semi-arid regions to assess how economies and communities are coping. Read about what they discovered, and how PRISE research aims to support building economic resilience in these areas.