All pages with keywords: Resilience

As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway 4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »


Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

a working paper by Abbie Clare, Lira Sagynbekova, Gregor Singer, Chris Bene, Akyl Rahmanberdi 19 November, 2018

This paper is the first to quantitatively compare the power of subjective and objective resilience measures to predict future wellbeing in the face of socio-environmental shocks and stressors. It uses data from rural Kyrgyzstan. read more »


Climate change governance in Tanzania: challenges and opportunities

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany 22 October, 2018

The policy brief outlines the key governance challenges Tanzania faces in implementing its climate policies, describes the drivers of and barriers to climate-relevant policy processes, and concludes with policy recommendations. read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

a working paper by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 16 October, 2018

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. read more »


Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

a working paper by Lindsey Jones, Marco D'Errico 6 September, 2018

Little has been known to date about how objective and subjective modes of evaluating resilience compare. This paper addresses this gap, introducing a new method of subjective evaluation through household surveys in Uganda. The findings are relevant to evaluation toolkit design. read more »


Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks

Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 14 September, 2016

While a growing proportion of global food consumption is obtained through international trade, there is an ongoing debate on whether this increased reliance on trade benefits or hinders food security, and specifically, the ability of global food systems to absorb shocks due to local or regional losses of production. This paper introduces a model that simulates the short-term response to a food supply shock originating in a single country.
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RSS | Katrina Brown ‘Exploring experiential resilience’

Research Seminar Serie 8 Feb 2017

Professor Katrina Brown, Chair in Social Science at the University of Exeter, will be the speaker at this event. This seminar is open to all LSE staff and students. If you are … read more »


Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply

Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 17 May, 2016

Spatially diverse trends in population growth, climate change, industrialization, urbanization and economic development are expected to change future food supply and demand. These changes may affect the suitability of land … read more »


The triple dividend of resilience

The triple dividend of resilience

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski 7 December, 2015

This report is an output of an initiative funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank and led by the Overseas Development Institute … read more »


Response to announcement of cut in DEFRA budget

Press release 9 November, 2015

Responding to the announcement today by George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, that the resource spending of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs will be cut … read more »