Publications

Identifying opportunities for coherence between the intended Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of ECOWAS member states

Working paper by Philip AntwiAgyei, Andrew Dougill, Thomas Peprah Agyekum, Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2017

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are two of the most important policy frameworks of the twenty-first century so far, the interactions and trade-offs between them have not yet been analysed, especially in sub-Saharan African countries. Such analyses are of paramount importance if member states of the Economic Community […]






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 […]