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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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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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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Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: a preliminary assessment for climate vulnerabilities and pathways to adaptation

This research into the implications of climate change for the cotton sector in Pakistan focuses on understanding the stakeholders who operate within the cotton sector, the policy environment in which they function, and the process of textile manufacturing and export, in order to identify opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the sector.

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

Pakistan and Bangladesh are among the countries most vulnerable to livelihood risks arising from frequent exposure to large-scale natural disasters. This working paper studies household responses to floods and storms in terms of short-term changes to their dependence on agriculture.

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Climate induced rural-to-urban migration in Pakistan

How do climate shocks and slow onset changes in rural areas of Pakistan impact ecological conditions that may lead to migration? This report indicates that climate change acts with other socioeconomic determinants of migration.

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Connecting the dots: linking climate change resilience to human capital

This report explores the different pathways through which vulnerability to climate change depends on the capacities of people, and how these capacities can improve the ability of people to adapt to climate change.

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