The ACCRA Local Adaptive Capacity Framework

The Local Adaptive Capacity framework (LAC) was developed by the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA). The paper draws on extensive consultations with academics, policy-makers and practitioners and is an attempt to incorporate the intangible and dynamic dimensions of adaptive capacity, as well as capital and resource-based components, into an analysis of adaptive capacity at local level.

The framework forms a conceptual basis for ACCRA’s country level research, which seeks to understand how development or social protection interventions undertaken by ACCRA members (Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision and CARE) contribute to adaptive capacity in 11 communities in three African countries (Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia).

  • Published: July 2012

Related Publications

The impact of cash transfers on resilience: A multi-country study

This study, based on experiences and data in three countries (Zimbabwe, Niger and Ethiopia) where CARE has delivered cash transfer programmes, analyses the extent to which receipt of cash contributes to... Read more...


Monitoring and evaluation of cash transfer programmes for resilience

This study, drawing on monitoring and evaluation data for CARE cash transfer programmes in three countries (Zimbabwe, Niger and Ethiopia), provides analysis and recommendations on how the impact of CTPs on resilience can be better... Read more...


Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

Implementing innovative methodologies to measure resilience in Niger

This report from the BRACED programme, which aims to build the resilience of vulnerable people against climate extremes and disasters, explores the... Read more...


CARE’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy

Women’s economic empowerment is one of four priority areas for CARE’s work, as set out in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy. This strategy on women’s economic empowerment sets out what CARE will do to meet our aim of 30 million women having... Read more...


Land, agriculture and sustainable food systems

An impact learning brief from CARE International in Tanzania

This paper describes learning and evidence from CARE's work in Tanzania to support sustainable, productive, equitable and resilient agriculture systems... Read more...


Resilient market systems: Workshop report and an emerging framework

This report on a CARE workshop on our work on resilient market systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region provides key discussion points as well as CARE’s emerging thinking as a result of the... Read more...


Twin Tracks: Developing sustainably and equitably in a carbon-constrained world

How the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can complement and support each other towards a sustainable future

This report by CARE International and WWF International... Read more...