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Research Guide for Gender-Disaggregated Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaption

Authors: 
Elizabeth Bryan,
Chiara Kovarik,
Simone Passarelli,
Katie Sproule
Organizational Authors: 
IFPRI,
BMZ: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Year Published: 
2015

Poor rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change due to widespread poverty, low levels of human and physical capital, poor infrastructure, dependence on agriculture, and expected severe cli-matic changes. Searching for information on gender and climate change uncovers widespread claims that climate change more ad-versely affects women than men, despite lack of supporting evi-dence. This project aimed to build on the small but growing litera-ture on the linkages between gender, assets, climate change, and collective action in order to provide evidence on how climate change may differentially affect men and women, and on how group-based approaches--which are increasingly used in develop-ment projects--can improve resilience to climate change.

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