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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Climate & Disaster Governance

The Institute of Development Studies and Christian Aid have launched a new research program examining governance for climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the context of development.

"A detailed understanding of local politics, power relations and resources is required to ensure that international funds and policy frameworks are accessed by the most vulnerable groups. To address this CDG begins by focusing its research on the role of accountability and citizen engagement through mechanisms such as multi-stakeholder forums and of social protection policy instruments such as micro-insurance schemes. Research is also assessing opportunities and barriers to effective responses in fragile states, where some of the people most vulnerable to climate impacts reside."

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