Interest is growing in supporting vulnerable people and communities to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, and there is a general assumption that there are close links between development and adaptation. Yet our understanding of the impacts that development interventions have on adaptive capacity at the local level remains limited.

Most development interventions are not designed with a climate change ‘adaptation’ label, but it is likely that they influence communities’ capacity to adapt to changing shocks and trends – whether as a result of climate change or other pressures associated with development (see Jones et al., 2010).

A framework for understanding and assessing adaptive capacity at the local level is needed to begin to understand how it can be supported through wider development processes at both local and national levels. Such a framework may in time serve as a platform to monitor progress, identify needs and allocate development resources to enhance a system’s ability to adapt to change.

Latest Publications

Dak Achana: Persuing Food Security with Market Engagement in Kenya

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Co-authors: Jennifer M. K. Jensen
  • Published: December 2010

ADAPT Project: Market engagement case study:

  • Countries: South Africa, Zambia
  • Published: December 2010

India case study

  • Co-authors: CARE Visiting Fellow, Jillian Gladstone and Christian Pennotti, Technical Advisor, Learning and Impact, Economic Development Unit, CARE USA
  • Published: December 2010

From Resolution to Reality

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Nepal, Uganda
  • Published: November 2010

Livestock marketing in Kenya - Ethiopia border areas: A baseline study

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya
  • Co-authors: Overseas Development Institute
  • Published: July 2010

Identity, Citizenship and Federalism: The case of "New Nepal"

  • Countries: Nepal
  • Co-authors: Roopa Hinton
  • Published: June 2010

CARE Sri Lanka- Plantation Program

  • Countries: Sri Lanka
  • Published: June 2010