References

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  1. CREWSNET 2-page Project Summary
  2. BRAC Climate Change Strategy 2016 – 2020
  3. Fostering Climate Resilience, Climate Change Programme, BRAC, 2019
  4. Delivering Results in the Fight Against Poverty (BRAC)
  5. BRAC Urban Strategy

 

References for Website by Topic Area

MIT Climate and Impact Forecasting

Eun-Soon, I., et al. Deadly Heat Waves Projected in the Densely Populated Agricultural Regions of South Asia, https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/8/e1603322.full

Neumann, J. E., et al. Risks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam, https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/107193

Paltsev, S., et al. Scenarios of Global Change: Integrated Assessment of Climate Impacts, https://globalchange.mit.edu/publication/16255

Monier, E., et al. Toward a Consistent Modeling Framework to Assess Multi-Sectoral Climate Impacts, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-02984-9

Evidence of Effectiveness

Arndt, C., et al. Climate Change and Developing Country Growth: The Cases of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, https://globalchange.mit.edu/publication/17219

Strzepek, K., et al. The Contribution of Water Resources Development and Environmental Management to Uganda’s Economy, https://www.mwe.go.ug/sites/default/files/library/Economic%20Study%202018-Contribution%20of%20Water%20Development%20and%20Environment%20Resources%20to%20Ugandas%20Economy_0.pdf

 

BRAC Resilience Services

Climate Change Strategy

Climate Change Strategy, https://bit.ly/2OC9Hr8 

Agrawala, S., et al. Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change, www.oecd.org/environment/cc/44844835.pdf

Fostering Climate Resilience, https://bit.ly/2YFeSX0 

BRAC Urban Strategy 2018, https://bit.ly/2GHKXHB

Rippey, P. Microfinance and Climate Change: Threats and Opportunities, In: Köhn D. (eds) Greening the Financial Sector. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-05087-9_8

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, https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/publications/TUP.pdf

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, https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article/12/1/58/610556https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/12.1.58

Yee, A. The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution, https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/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, http://research.brac.net/new/component/k2/skills-development-working-paper-no-04

Evidence of Effectiveness for Example BRAC Programs

Global Goals-Includes BRACs Contribution to Millennium Development Goals, http://www.bracuk.net/impact/globalgoals/

Delivering Results in the Fight Against Poverty, https://bit.ly/2LVLpWX 

Banerjee, A., et al. A Multi-Faceted Program Causes Lasting Progress for the Very Poor, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6236/1260799

Targeting the Ultra-poor to Improve Livelihoods, https://www.povertyactionlab.org/case-study/building-stable-livelihoods

Ferdous, I., Demystifying the Science of Delivery, https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/01/12/demystifying-science-of-delivery-learning-bangladesh-reduced-child-mortality

 

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. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep03315

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. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f51/3e7da2c401b4f3af51bcd48f2c9ad68eceaa.pdf

Fink, G., et al. Seasonal Liquidity, Rural Labor Markets and Agricultural Production, NBER Working Paper, April 2018. https://www.nber.org/papers/w24564

 

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, https://www.bracusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Good-Practices-and-Innovations-in-Implementing-Rio-Conventions.pdf.

Shaw, R., et al. Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh. Springer, 2015. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431542483

 

MIT Decision Support Tools/Web-based platforms

NICS Web-based Communications Platform, https://www.ll.mit.edu/r-d/projects/next-generation-incident-command-system

Emergency-response Platform is put to the Test in NATO Exercise, https://www.ll.mit.edu/news/emergency-response-platform-put-test-nato-exercise

Evidence of Effectiveness

NATO/Next Generation Incident Command System Pilot Project Fact Sheet, https://www.dhs.gov/publication/st-nato-nics-pilot-project-fact-sheet

NATO Responds to Disasters and Incidents using Science and Technology, https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147985.htm

Emergency-response System Supports NATO Exercise in Southeast Europe, https://www.ll.mit.edu/news/emergency-response-system-supports-nato-exercise-southeast-europe

Round Table on Digitization of Crisis Management System Was Held at SEEU Skopje, https://www.seeu.edu.mk/en/information/news-events?id=1944

Web-based HURREVAC: The Next Generation of Hurricane Evacuation Planning Tools, https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/videos/18_0723_st_hurrevac_general-audience.mp4

Snapshot: S&T-funded Innovation Enables Emergency Managers to Excel during 2018 Hurricane Season, https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2019/04/16/snapshot-sts-hurrevac-assists-hurricane-emergency-managers

Ten MIT Lincoln Laboratory Innovations Win R&D 100 Awards, https://www.ll.mit.edu/news/ten-mit-lincoln-laboratory-innovations-win-rd-100-awards

 

FEWSNET

Famine Early Warning Systems Network: 25 Years of Food Security Monitoring, Early Warning, and Decision Support, FEWSNET video

Evidence of Effectiveness

Funk, C., et al. Recognizing the Famine Early Warning Systems Network: Over 30 Years of Drought and Early Warning Science Advances and Partnerships Promoting Global Food Security, https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0233.1

Choularton, R. J., et al. How Accurate is Food Security Early Warning? Evaluation of FEWS NET Accuracy in Ethiopia, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12571-019-00909-y

Brown, M. E., et al. Evaluating the Use of Remote Sensing Data in the USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network, https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110015346.pdf

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2014.08.004

Hallegatte, S., A Cost Effective Solution to Reduce Disaster Losses in Developing Countries: Hydro-Meteorological Services, Early Warning, and Evacuation, http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/190261468181486694/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, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2170-y

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, https://ec.europa.eu/clima/sites/clima/files/adaptation/what/docs/climate_proofing_en.pdf

White, B. A. and Rorick, M. M. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction in Kailali, Nepal. Mercy Corps Nepal, https://www.mercycorps.org/research-resources/cost-benefit-analysis-community-based-disaster-risk-reduction-kailali-nepal

Paul, B. K., Why Relatively Fewer People Died? The Case of Bangladesh’s Cyclone Sidr, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-008-9340-5

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. https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/gfdrr/files/Teisberg_EWS.pdf

 

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, https://www.tpl.org/sites/default/files/files_upload/ClimateSmart%20DecisionSupport.pdf

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. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-019-02445-2