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Drawing the line between adaptation and development: a systematic literature review of planned adaptation in developing countries

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dc.contributor.author Sherman, Mya
dc.contributor.author Berrang-Ford, Lea
dc.contributor.author Lwasa, Shuaib
dc.contributor.author Ford, James
dc.contributor.author Namanya, Didacus B.
dc.contributor.author Llanos Cuentas, Elmer Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Maillet, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Harper, Sherilee
dc.contributor.author Team, IHACC Res
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:56:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:56:09Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5849
dc.description.abstract Climate change adaptation is increasingly considered an urgent priority for policy action. Billions of dollars have been pledged for adaptation finance, with many donor agencies requiring that adaptation is distinct from baseline development. However, practitioners and academics continue to question what adaptation looks like on the ground, especially in a developing country. This study examines the current framing of planned adaptation amidst low socioeconomic development and considers the practical implications of this framing for adaptation planning. Three overarching approaches to planned adaptation in a developing country context emerged in a systematic review of 30 peer-reviewed articles published between 2010 and 2015, including: (1) technocratic risk management, which treats adaptation as additional to development, (2) pro-poor vulnerability reduction, which acknowledges the ability of conventional development to foster and act as adaptation, and (3) sustainable adaptation, which suggests that adaptation should only be integrated into a type of development that is socially and environmentally sustainable. Over half of sustainable adaptation' articles in this review took a critical adaptation approach, drawing primarily from political ecology and postdevelopment studies, and emphasizing the malleability of adaptation. The reviewed articles highlight how the different framings of the relationship between adaptation and development result in diverse and sometimes contradictory messages regarding adaptation design, implementation, funding, monitoring, and evaluation. This review illustrates the need to continually interrogate the multiple framings of adaptation and development and to foster a pragmatic and pluralistic dialogue regarding planned adaptation and transformative change in developing countries. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Climate Change
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject systematic review en_US
dc.subject developing countries en_US
dc.title Drawing the line between adaptation and development: a systematic literature review of planned adaptation in developing countries en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/review
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.416
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#5.07.00
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.09
dc.relation.issn 1757-7799

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