Date:
16 May 2016

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.

Date:
05 May 2015

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.

Date:
19 February 2015

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. 

Date:
10 December 2014
CCAPS Research Brief No. 28 details the history and controversy surrounding contract farming—also known as outgrower systems— and their potential role as a vehicle for inclusive agricultural growth. This brief pinpoints practices that increase the bargaining power of farmers and the likelihood of positive outcomes for both firms and smallholders
Date:
10 December 2014

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?

Date:
10 December 2014
CCAPS Research Brief No. 26 explores the political, economic, and ecological pros and cons of biotechnology in African agriculture and the critical role of smallholder farmers in the decisionmaking process. Biosafety hazards, climate resilience, and seed systems are discussed to explain biotechnology risks, followed by a discussion of current biotechnology and biofortification uses in Africa to understand regional trends.
Date:
10 December 2014

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

Date:
24 November 2014

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.

Date:
05 March 2014
In 2011, Malawi became the first country in the world to capture the near-universe of official development aid activities at the subnational level in a publicly available, dynamic map. In this report, the researchers present their geocoded data and discuss the evolution of the mapping initiative and the potential benefits of aid mapping.
Date:
06 September 2013
In this article, Sam Barrett of Trinity College Dublin investigates the ground-level effectiveness of adaptation finance in climate vulnerable villages across Malawi. The study uses participatory assessments to compare actions of villages receiving adaptation finance with those engaging in autonomous and informal adaptations.

Date:
23 August 2013
CCAPS Research Brief No. 18 focuses on aid for climate change adaptation in Malawi, finding that aid explicitly targeting adaptation makes up a small fraction of Malawi's total aid portfolio (one to six percent). When aid focused on broader capacity development is taken into account, nearly one-fifth of all official development assistance in Malawi has potential to reduce people's vulnerability to climate change.
Date:
06 August 2013
CCAPS Research Brief No. 17 presents a new methodology for tracking aid for food security. To pilot this method, CCAPS researchers coded and mapped official development assistance projects from five major donors in Malawi, finding that approximately 29 percent of development activities were relevant to food security.
Date:
28 March 2013
In CCAPS Student Working Paper No. 5, a graduate student research team set out to examine how to effectively track development aid to Africa, develop a methodology to track climate change adaptation aid, and explore case studies about the challenges that African countries face when deploying aid resources to adapt to climate change.
Date:
27 September 2012
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 5, Catherine Weaver, Justin Baker, and Christian Peratsakis outline CCAPS methodology to track aid activities relevant to climate change adaptation within official development assistance projects in Malawi. The proof of concept shows it is not only desirable, but possible, to provide accessible and timely data on climate aid.
Date:
01 July 2012

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.

Date:
01 November 2011

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.

Date:
01 September 2010

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.

Date:
03 June 2010
CCAPS researchers Catherine Weaver and Christine Ackerson identify key resources on aid and climate change adaptation. The document includes international organization and intergovernmental panel reports, scholarly articles and new reports, and key websites for climate change, aid, and development.
Date:
01 February 2010

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.

Date:
01 November 2009
Peter Newell, CCAPS researcher J. Timmons Roberts, Emily Boyd, and Saleemul Huq identify four key lessons that donor countries need to learn in their briefing by the International Institute for Environment and Development.