Publications

The livelihood impacts of the Equitable Payments for Watershed Services (EPWS) Program in Morogoro, Tanzania

Research article by Emmanuel Kwayu, Jouni Paavola, Susannah Mary Sallu on 23 Apr 2017

Research on PES programs in agro-ecosystems is recent and limited in developing countries. The authors use a multi-method, quasi-experimental impact evaluation approach to examine direct and indirect livelihood impacts of the Equitable Payments for Watershed Services (EPWS) program piloted in the Morogoro region in Tanzania. The evaluation is based on a survey of 116 program […]


The Role of Microfinance in Household Livelihood Adaptation in Satkhira District, Southwest Bangladesh

Research article by Adrian Fenton, Jouni Paavola, Anne Tallontire on 23 Apr 2017

There is increasing interest in the potential of microfinance to foster climate change adaptation. However, existing literature over-relies upon theoretical arguments rather than empirical evidence, and until now the emphasis has been on potential positive linkages. We address these weaknesses by empirically examining the role of microfinance in adaptation, drawing from household-level quantitative and qualitative […]


Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Working paper by Matthew England, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda on 7 Apr 2017

To be effective, cross-cutting issues like climate change adaptation need to be mainstreamed across multiple sectors; greater policy coherence is essential in order for this to happen. Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across water and agriculture sectors and their links to climate […]





Vulnerability of microfinance institutions to climate risk in the Satkhira District, Southwest Bangladesh

Working paper by Adrian Fenton, Anne Tallontire, Jouni Paavola on 30 Mar 2017

This paper explores how microfinance institutions are affected by and are responding to flooding, by examining a case study of Satkhira District in Southwest Bangladesh. The authors develop a framework for understanding how microfinance institutions can reduce their vulnerability to climate risks and use the framework to empirically assess local-level practices, drawing from interviews with […]