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Seismic building codes: global and regional overview
S. Nienhuys / Evidence on Demand 2016
This report is the outcome of a rapid desk study to identify and collate the current state of evidence (in Nepal and other Low-Income Countries) to assess three issues: The regulation and effectiveness of seismic buildi...
Building better and safely: stimulating the private sector for sustainable solutions in Nepal
I.G. Peppercorn / Evidence on Demand 2016
Rather than focusing on how to reconstruct that portion of Nepal that was damaged in the April 25 2015 earthquake, the purpose of this document is to look to the future, with a particular emphasis on how the private sector can be stim...
What is resilience?
P. Sturgess; R. Sparrey / Evidence on Demand 2016
Resilience has become a commonly used narrative in a range of international development contexts. This foundational resource presents bite-size chunks of information and signposts to other material with a focus on disaster resilience,...
Risk Management and Financing
P. Sturgess / Evidence on Demand 2016
The resilience concept can be viewed as an adapted approach to risk management in development programming. This resource looks at two key themes: risk assessment and disaster risk financing, through bite-size chunks of information and...
Measuring Resilience
P. Sturgess / Evidence on Demand 2016
The prominence of the resilience narrative in international development contexts has led to a drive to justify spending on resilience-related interventions. This resource deals with the thorny issue of how to measure resilience. It pr...
Social Protection and Climate Resilience
C. Wallis; F. Buckle / Evidence on Demand 2016
This learning resource identifies lessons from a range of DFID programmes on how social protection builds climate resilience. It also contains a detailed list of current best reads. It was compiled as a result of consultations with DF...
Making the ‘evolutionary leap’: using Open Knowledge approaches to improve development outcomes
A. Stanley; K. Shephard; N Bimbe; P. Brambilla; H. Rowsell; P. Mason; H. Bailey / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
The Open Knowledge Hub project brings together knowledge producers and intermediaries, particularly those in developing countries, to work together collaboratively to address gaps and inequalities in the availability...
Feeding climate change: what the Paris Agreement means for food and beverage companies
T. Gore; R. Pearl-Martinez / Oxfam 2016
The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite significant progress, much work remains to...
Learning to tackle climate change
T. Tanner / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES] 2012
How can continuous learning and reflection help tackle climate change in the context of wider development challenges? This interactive PDF aims to support ongoing learning by those inside and outside DFID to develop their own l...
Climate smart disaster risk management
T. Mitchell / Institute of Development Studies UK 2010
Current efforts to reduce the impact of disasters are falling short of the mark. The climate is changing and weather patterns are becoming increasingly extreme and unpredictable (IPCC, 2007). Coupled with other evolving threats to hum...
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