Economic Valuation and Adaptation Considerationsby Erin Gray and Arjuna Srinidhi - December 2013
Watershed development, an ecosystem-based approach for development of rain-fed regions in India, is gaining traction and political support, but how is it contributing to poverty reduction, food security, and climate change adaptation? This paper examines how economic valuation can improve our...
Climate Change, Complex Crises and Household Resilienceby Johan Schaar - November 2013
Complex crises produce impacts that cascade across space and time in unpredictable ways, and create severe hardship among vulnerable groups in developing countries. This paper uses the food crisis of 2008 as a basis for...
by Mustafa Ali Khan, Anand Kumar and K. Vijaya Lakshmi - September 2012
This case study documents the issues related to accessing, processing, and applying climate information in order to help farming communities take robust, low-risk agricultural adaptation measures. The study focuses on central India’s Bundelkhand region, which straddles the provinces of Uttar...
by Aarjan Dixit - September 2012
The Nepalese government lacks crucial information and evidence necessary for climate change adaptation decision making. Despite this challenge, there has been significant movement around climate change adaptation in the country, most notably the successful development of the National Adaptation...
by Sreeja Nair, Sneha Balakrishnan and Suruchi Bhadwal - September 2012
By examining the HighNoon project in north India, this case study explores how adaptation-relevant information can best be packaged and disseminated to different users and audiences at the state, district, and block levels. It also explores what kinds of information are of most interest to...
Lessons and Needs in South Asiaby Ayesha Dinshaw, Aarjan Dixit and Heather McGray - July 2012
Governments, businesses, and citizens in South Asia all need access to good information to make decisions in a changing climate. However, the uncertainty of climate change’s impacts, complexity associated with climate vulnerability, and the lengthy time-frame along which global warming will...
Assessing National Institutional Capacity for Climate Change Adaptationby Aarjan Dixit, Heather McGray, Javier Gonzales and Margaret Desmond. - February 2012
This report introduces the National Adaptive Capacity (NAC) framework, a tool to help governments bring institutional capacity development into their adaptation planning processes. The NAC framework enables its users to systematically assess institutional strengths and weaknesses that may help...
Decision Making in a Changing Climateby United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank and World Resources Institute - October 2011
Based on input from more than 100 experts in 36 countries, this report offers specific, practical strategies and innovative case studies to inform how to integrate climate change risks into national policies and planning.
Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptationby Margaret Spearman and Heather McGray - October 2011
This report aims to provide adaptation and development practitioners with a practical framework for developing monitoring and evaluation systems that can track the success and failure of adaptation initiatives in the development context.
Laying a Foundation for Projects, Policies, and Capacities that Countries Needby Heather McGray - November 2009
As UNFCCC negotiators work to develop
shared expectations around adaptation
planning, it is critical that they
provide a high degree of flexibility to
countries, so that planning processes
can be domestically “owned” and plans
effectively implemented. The...