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IWMI Working Paper
Irrigated agriculture has become an important focus of the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) for addressing poverty alleviation, food security and climate change. Most irrigation systems to date have relied upon surface water, limiting irrigation development to areas close to streams, rivers and reservoirs. To address this gap, a...
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This paper tries to capture the main characteristics of financial components of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), in order to deepen understanding of developing countries’ financial needs. Such analysis will help developed countries and other countries consider provisions of financial support to developing countries. For this...
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Author:
KABIR Mahfuz
Shuddhasattwa
RAFIQ
SALEMA S. M. Kalbin
Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate-induced disasters. Poor and vulnerable people living in the country’s many disaster-prone areas are systematically excluded from access to the formal banking systems. Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) provide the opportunity of financial inclusion for these people. This paper reveals that MFIs provide...
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Author:
KHAN Tareq Ferdous
KHALILY M.A. Baqui
This study attempted to assess household level loss and damage resulting from three cyclones –Sidr, Aila and Mahasen – in Khulna, Patuakhali and Satkhira districts for a sample of households, the coping strategies they adopted, the determinants of these coping strategies, and the role of microfinance in coping and adapting in the aftermath of...
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Author:
KHAN Md. Tareq Ferdous
KHALILY, M.D. Baqui
This paper examined the role of access to microfinance as an ex-ante measure of income smoothing on the coping strategies of poor households in north-western Bangladesh during the phenomenon of seasonal food insecurity known as monga. The analysis suggests that the nature and intensity of coping strategies adopted by households depends on their...
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IGES Working Paper
Water and sanitation play an important role in the sustainable development and are central to all activities of human beings and for the health of the natural ecosystems. For the past several decades, water and sanitation, especially water sector, have been subjected to two kinds of pressures i.e. developmental pressure and climate change related...
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IGES Working Paper
Climate change will have significant impact on rural livelihoods and poverty undermining the developmental gains made by countries in Asia, as is evident from the literature reviewed. The review suggests that these impacts will vary widely from region to region and communities within a region and country depending on the existing vulnerability and...
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Research on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) has been based more on air pollution and energy models than how existing policies affect the model’s recommended actions. This article analyses how Thailand’s policies influenced attempts to control a critical source of SLCPs: open burning. In 2012, Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) led...
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IGES Working Paper Series
Risk insurance can provide an effective means of catastrophic risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the developing countries. The ongoing discussions by the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are putting substantial efforts to promote climate change adaptation through international...