Compendium: The USAID Climate-Resilient Development Project

Submitted by Julia Barrott 14th January 2016 11:42
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The USAID Climate Resiient Development Compendium includes cases and resources for implementing efficient and effective climate-resilient development projects.

Introduction

The Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) project was a four-year project (2011-2015) implemented under the leadership of the Global Climate Change Office in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). The project goal was to “enhance resilience of developing country peoples, assets, and livelihoods through improved design of USAID programs and increased capacity to respond to climate change impacts.”

This  USAID CCRD Compendium* has been prepared to describe CCRD activities, products, findings, and key accomplishments. It also provides links to connect USAID Bureaus and Missions and international practitioners to the large library of project resources, including tools, guidance, training materials, technical reports, and journal articles. In addition, the CCRD team provided some suggestions for future work to advance USAID’s development first approach to climate adaptation.

*view online here or download from right-hand column of this page

How to use the Compendium

The compendium is organized to make it easy to find high-level information about each CCRD activity and to locate additional resources that provide more in-depth information. Chapters are generally structured as follows:

  • Purpose and objectives
  • Description
  • Outcomes
  • Tools developed for the program (with links to the tools)
  • Key products (e.g., fact sheets, technical reports, websites) developed for the CCRD activity (with links to the products)

Each section contains a box with the key terms and climate impacts that the CCRD program covered. This information provides a snapshot of the content and enables users to quickly search on a term of interest to find a relevant program. Internal links are provided to enable the reader to move among the compendium sections, as needed. 

Topics Covered

The topics covered include:

  • Advancing Climate-Resilient Development
  • Applications of the Climate-Resilient Development Framework 
    • National Adaptation Planning, 
    • Water Security, Development, and Climate Change in Iloilo, Philippines, and the Tigum-Aganan Watershed 
    • Kazakhstan: Building Climate Resilience in the Wheat Sector
  • Adaptation Partnership Workshops
  • High Mountains Adaptation Partnership
  • Climate Services
  • Urban Adaptation
    • Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services
    • Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool in Vietnam
    • Climate-Resilient Development in Macedonia
  • Small Grants Program
  • Support for USAID Bureaus and Missions
  • Looking Ahead