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References for Website by Topic Area

MIT Climate and Impact Forecasting

Khalifa, M., Choi, Y.-W. & Eltahir, E. A. B. 2023. Projecting the impact of climate change on food crop yield in East Africa under different adaptation scenarios (In preparation)

Khalifa, M. & Eltahir, E. A. B. 2023. One last line of defense against food shortages: Assessment of sorghum production, tolerance, and climate risk. Frontiers in Sustainable Food System (Under review)

Choi, Y.-W. & Eltahir, E. A. B. 2023. Near-term climate change impacts on food crops productivity in East Africa. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,

Choi, Y.-W., Campbell, D. J. & Eltahir, E. A. B. 2022. Near-term regional climate change in East Africa. Climate Dynamics,

Choi, Y-W., et al. Near-term Regional Climate Change over Bangladesh,

Eun-Soon, I., et al. Deadly Heat Waves Projected in the Densely Populated Agricultural Regions of South Asia,

Neumann, J. E., et al. Risks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam,

Paltsev, S., et al. Scenarios of Global Change: Integrated Assessment of Climate Impacts,

Monier, E., et al. Toward a Consistent Modeling Framework to Assess Multi-Sectoral Climate Impacts,


Evidence of Effectiveness

Arndt, C., et al. Climate Change and Developing Country Growth: The Cases of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia,

Strzepek, K., et al. The Contribution of Water Resources Development and Environmental Management to Uganda’s Economy,


BRAC Resilience Services

Climate Change Strategy

Climate Change Strategy, 

Agrawala, S., et al. Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change,

Fostering Climate Resilience, 

BRAC Urban Strategy 2018,

Rippey, P. Microfinance and Climate Change: Threats and Opportunities, In: Köhn D. (eds) Greening the Financial Sector. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,

Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

J-PAL and IPA Policy Bulletin, 2015, Building Stable Livelihoods for the Ultra-Poor, Cambridge, MA: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Innovations for Poverty Action,

Health/Child Mortality

Mushtaque, R., et al. The Status of ORT in Bangladesh: How Widely Is It Used?, Health Policy and Planning, Volume 12, Issue 1, 1997, Pages 58–66,

Yee, A. The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution,

Skills Development

Das, N. Training the Disadvantaged Youth and Labour Market Outcomes Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial in Bangladesh, 14 Nov. 2018,

Evidence of Effectiveness for Example BRAC Programs

Global Goals-Includes BRACs Contribution to Millennium Development Goals,

Delivering Results in the Fight Against Poverty, 

Banerjee, A., et al. A Multi-Faceted Program Causes Lasting Progress for the Very Poor,

Targeting the Ultra-poor to Improve Livelihoods,

Ferdous, I., Demystifying the Science of Delivery,


Randomized Control Trials by J-PAL Affiliates Illustrating Several of the Types of Programs in Other Countries, that BRAC is Already Implementing

Dar, M. H., et al. Flood-tolerant rice reduces yield variability and raises expected yield, differentially benefitting socially disadvantaged groups, Nature: Scientific Report. Scientific Reports 3, Article number 3315, November 22, 2013.

Macours, K., et al. Transfers, Diversification and Household Risk Strategies: Experimental Evidence with Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation, Working Paper, Paris School of Economics, July 2012.

Fink, G., et al. Seasonal Liquidity, Rural Labor Markets and Agricultural Production, NBER Working Paper, April 2018.


Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh

Department of Environment, 2019. Good Practices and Innovations in Implementing Rio Conventions in Bangladesh, Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dhaka, Bangladesh,

Shaw, R., et al. Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh. Springer, 2015.


MIT Decision Support Tools/Web-based platforms

NICS Web-based Communications Platform,

Emergency-response Platform is put to the Test in NATO Exercise,

Evidence of Effectiveness

NATO/Next Generation Incident Command System Pilot Project Fact Sheet,

NATO Responds to Disasters and Incidents using Science and Technology,

Emergency-response System Supports NATO Exercise in Southeast Europe,

Round Table on Digitization of Crisis Management System Was Held at SEEU Skopje,

Web-based HURREVAC: The Next Generation of Hurricane Evacuation Planning Tools,

Snapshot: S&T-funded Innovation Enables Emergency Managers to Excel during 2018 Hurricane Season,

Ten MIT Lincoln Laboratory Innovations Win R&D 100 Awards,


Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Weather/Seasonal Climate Early Warning Systems


Shreve, C. M., and Kelman, I. Does Mitigation Save? Reviewing Cost-benefit Analyses of Disaster Risk Reduction, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 10(A), 213–235.

Hallegatte, S., A Cost Effective Solution to Reduce Disaster Losses in Developing Countries: Hydro-Meteorological Services, Early Warning, and Evacuation,

Mechler, R.,  Reviewing Estimates of the Economic Efficiency of Disaster Risk Management; Opportunities and Limitations of using Risk-based cost-benefit Analysis,

Hjerp, P., et al. Methodologies for Climate Proofing Investments and Measures under Cohesion and Regional Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy, A report for DG Climate, August 2012,

White, B. A. and Rorick, M. M. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction in Kailali, Nepal. Mercy Corps Nepal,

Paul, B. K., Why Relatively Fewer People Died? The Case of Bangladesh’s Cyclone Sidr,

Subbiah, A. R., et al. Background Paper on Assessment of the Economics of Early Warning Systems for Disaster Risk Reduction. Background Paper for World Bank. UN Project on the Economics of Disaster Risk Reduction. World Bank.


Decision Support Tools for Climate Change Planning

Ernst, C. and Blaha, K. Decision Support Tools for Climate Change Planning, The Trust for Public Land; produced under a grant from The MacArthur Foundation,

Palutikof, J. P., et al. Decision Support Platforms for Climate Change Adaptation: An Overview and Introduction, Part of Special Issue of Decision Support Tools for Climate Change Adaptation, Climatic Change, April 2019, Volume 153, Issue 4.