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Mapping Food Security Assistance in Malawi

In a Brookings Institutions paper, researchers Kate Weaver, Krista Rasmussen, Justin Baker, and Joshua Powell discuss a new methodology used to improve the analytic power of data on food security. The aid- tracking pilot provides…

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Tracking Climate Aid in Africa: The Case of the World Bank

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.

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Climate Change and Development

Climate Change and Development

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….

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Resilience Strategies in Fragile States

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…

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Smallholder Vulnerability in African Agriculture

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 decision-making process. Biosafety hazards, climate resilience, and…

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Assessing Urban and Rural Food Security

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…

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Outgrower Systems for Inclusive Agricultural Growth

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…

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Climate Change and Development

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…

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Malawi’s Open Aid Map

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…

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Local Level Climate Justice? Adaptation Finance and Vulnerability Reduction

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…

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