12th March 2022
Evidence for Development’s Celia Petty is lead author of an new paper on adaptation planning, recently published in Frontiers in Climate, in the section on Predictions and Projections.
The paper looked at the livelihood systems of lakeshore communities in Uganda and Kenya. Using the IHM and other research techniques we were able to identify specific points of vulnerability, based on detailed quantitative data on income sources and qualitative information on access finance, assets and other resources. The study showed that without external assistance or unforeseen innovation, adaptation to climate and other shocks was reaching its limits in the study sites.
The study is also discussed in a Walker Institute blog.