United States Agency for International Development

USAID supports activities to help developing countries lessen their vulnerability and adapt to climate variability and change. These activities are intended to build more resilience into economic sectors that may be affected by climatic stresses, including agriculture, water, and key livelihood sectors in coastal areas.

In Indonesia, USAID's Coastal Resources Management Project helps coastal communities to sustainably manage fisheries, reefs, and other coastal resources and has leveraged over $10 million from the Asia Development Bank. Participating villages and communities develop long-term plans to protect resources, such as ensuring that their coastline is protected from floods and storm damage by healthy stands of mangroves.

USAID is also promoting adaptation through partnerships with the World Conservation Union, START (Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training), and the Mekong River Commission to assess livelihood strategies for adaptation to climate change in Northeast Thailand.

Further resources

Shortlisting Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Shortlisting Climate Change Adaptation Projects

This document shares an example from USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s experience working with India’s NABARD to design a checklist for selecting projects to be financed by the Adaptation Fund.

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

This manual is part of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course and incorporates case studies, tools, methodologies, and guidelines.

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Analyzing the Economic Costs and Benefits of CCA Options

Analyzing the Economic Costs and Benefits of CCA Options

The publication presents the methodology used in the Pacific Cost-Benefit Analysis Initiative (P-CBA) training workshops, accompanied by examples from the trainings of how the methodology was used.

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6 Things to Know about Urban Adaptation

6 Things to Know about Urban Adaptation

This publication highlights the key learnings from the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course.

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Developing a Demonstration Site in Nepal on Community Forestry, Gender and Climate Change Adaptation

Developing a Demonstration Site in Nepal on Community Forestry, Gender and Climate Change Adaptation

A framework for better understanding and assessing climate change vulnerabilities in a context of multiple competing interests in a community forestry landscape through a pilot site in Nepal.

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Guidelines for Designing Bankable Adaptation Projects

Guidelines for Designing Bankable Adaptation Projects

This paper presents a summary of the Project Appraisal Guidelines developed in collaboration with India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). 

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