The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), together with the London School of Economics (LSE), Tearfund, Christian Aid, University of Leeds, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, have established a research network on poverty and adaptation.
The Network, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), intends to apply different disciplinary perspectives on the theory and policy challenges of how to make climate change adaptation work for the world’s poor. It also seeks to reposition the theory and discourse of climate change adaptation and in doing so recognise the importance of science and knowledge in promoting pro-poor adaptation. The following article draws on chapters in this IDS Bulletin as well as a series of short submissions from each of the seven Network members on ‘pro-poor adaptation’, which were presented at the Network’s second meeting in May 2008. In doing so, it presents a series of questions and issues that contribute to a research agenda on pro-poor adaptation.
This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 39.4 (2008) Defining a Future Research Agenda on Pro‐Poor Adaptation