In a Brookings Institutions paper, researchers Kate Weaver, Krista Rasmussen, Justin Baker, and Joshua Powell discuss a new methodoloy used to improve the analytic power of data on food security. The aid tracking pilot provides key insights into whether and how donors are shifting away from emergency food relief toward allocating longer-term development resources to address the underlying conditions of food insecurity.
CCAPS Research Brief No. 32 discusses the policy relevance of tracking climate financing for the World Bank, recipient country governments, and development initiatives in order to improve climate adaptation strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
What do we know about the impact of climate change on development goals? This research brief by Kate Weaver explores why aid for adaptation and mitigation is important for addressing climate change vulnerability in Africa. The brief covers climate funding for adaptation and mitigation programs and how climaterelated activities within development aid programs are identified and tracked.
CCAPS Research Brief No. 27 explores how persistent inequality threatens to undermine development strategies and magnifies exposure to risks for marginalized segments of rural and urban populations. As governments direct more attention to the agricultural sector, what strategies will ensure that increased investment will translate into increased food security?
CCAPS Research Brief No. 25 looks at how this concept of resilience can be operationalized and explores the implications of a resilience framework on food security interventions in fragile states. It describes how resilience can promote stability through policies that seek to diffuse risk and reduce vulnerability to shocks, and discusses who should be responsible for implementing resilience strategies
In CCAPS Course Module No. 5, Catherine Weaver provides course material exploring why aid for adaptation and mitigation is important for addressing climate change vulnerability in Africa. The module covers climate funding for adaptation and mitigation programs, and how climate-related activities within development aid programs are identified and tracked.
This codebook presents the methodology developed and tested by the CCAPS program to track and map the climate change relevant activities within official development assistance (ODA) projects in Africa.
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 2, Catherine Weaver and Christian Peratsakis discuss CCAPS research assessing where international aid resources have been effectively deployed, which they argue is critical to addressing climate change vulnerability and building adaptive capacity in Africa.
In CCAPS Policy Brief No. 1, Catherine Weaver and Christian Peratsakis explore the challenges of defining and tracking climate change aid. Utilizing data from AidData, the authors discuss the findings of their preliminary assessment of the number of aid projects to Africa that could be categorized as climate change adaptation.
CCAPS researcher J. Timmons Roberts, Martin Stadelmann, and Saleemul Huq take a closer look at the Copenhagen promise and discuss six big questions about climate finance in their briefing by the International Institute for Environment and Development.