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Andy Newsham - Research Fellow

Andy Newsham no longer works for IDS

This project is based on the contention that understanding and working with the prevailing political economy is crucial to change the understanding and commitment of decision makers, to improve coordination, collaboration and mobilisation amongst key stakeholders, and to strengthen the institutions and institutional capacity to deliver climate compatible development.

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In collaboration with Bioversity International, the Climate Change Team at IDS is designing a participatory vulnerability analysis toolkit. The work builds upon a toolkit that IDS created for Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), in work funded by GIZ (documentation currently in Spanish only). It will be field-tested in Tanzania in September 2013.

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A place for DFID staff to connect with and learn from fellow country office staff, DFID specialist advisers and technical experts as a basis for creating applied knowledge for dealing with the complexities of climate change in the development arena.

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This is the cover for IDS Working Paper 448, 'Carbon Forestry and Climate Compatible Development in Mozambique: A Political Economy Analysis'.

Carbon Forestry and Climate Compatible Development in Mozambique: A Political Economy Analysis

IDS Working Paper 448 (2014)

This paper looks at the political economy of carbon forestry and REDD+ in Mozambique in view of goals for climate compatible development, i.e. simultaneously addressing emission reduction, adaptation and development. Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries and one of the most at risk from the effects of climate change. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Social Protection and Climate Change

Paper prepared for the OECD's DAC Task Team on Social Protection More details

Non-IDS publication

Knowledge Exchange: A Review and Research Agenda

Environmental Conservation 40.01 (2013)

This paper elicits the expert knowledge of academics involved in research and practice of KE from different disciplines and backgrounds to review research themes, identify gaps and questions, and develop a research agenda for furthering understanding about KE. More details

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Making the Most of Resilience

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 32 (2013)

Resilience is becoming a hot topic. The increasing interest it is attracting in the development community offers an opportunity for designing and implementing more effective forms of intervention. More details

Non-IDS publication

Promoting Resilient Livelihoods through Adaptive Social Protection: Lessons from 124 Programmes in South Asia

Development Policy Review (2013)

Relying on 124 agricultural programmes implemented in 5 countries in Asia, this paper considers how social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction are being brought together, and explores the potential gains of these linkages. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Climate Change; Climate Change Knowledge and Learning; Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience; Environment; Participatory methodologies; Politics and Power.