Resources

Read: Six tips for funding impactful research

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This CDKN Essentials outlines the main lessons learned about commissioning through a research call model. It is aimed at other funders of research who want to influence policy, planning and practice in climate compatible development and beyond. Researchers seeking guidance on achieving impact should see resources such as 10 things to know about how to influence policy with research.

POLICY BRIEF: How do gender approaches contribute to climate compatible development? Lessons from Kenya

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This brief is based on a research project carried out by Practical Action Consulting with support from the Institute of Development Studies, commissioned by and supported by CDKN, to provide evidence on the advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, with a focus on Kenya. Although considerable evidence exists pertaining to rural areas, significant knowledge gaps can be found in relation to climate compatible development and gender in urban areas.

This report was produced as part of a series of papers on gender and climate change, to read more, visit our page on Gender equality and achieving climate goals.

CDKN: Ethiopia Special Edition

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Ethiopia has long been associated with extreme climate events. From devastating droughts and famines – particularly in 1984 and 2003 – to the severe flooding in 2006, it has emerged not only as one of the countries most affected by a changing climate, but also as one of the African nations most committed to dealing with climate change. Strong political leadership and an understanding of the importance of climate finance have driven Ethiopia’s commitment to the goals of sustainable development.

Read this edition of Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of change from CDKN – Ethiopia Special Edition, which takes a tour of CDKN’s programme throughout this diverse country.

Policy Brief: How to build Consensus in Climate Change Negotiations

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This policy brief was the result of an event convened by CDKN and PwC in October 2012 at which leading thinkers presented their ideas for increasing the collective global ambition for climate action.

Climate resilience and disaster risk management

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CDKN, in collaboration with partners across Asia, Africa and Latin America, is pleased to announce a new publication on Climate resilience and disaster risk management. It presents recent results from CDKN-supported projects in India, Ghana, and Colombia to assess vulnerability and mainstream climate resilience into development planning.

Policy Brief: Enhancing direct access to the Green Climate Fund

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The mandate of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is to ensure different degrees of ownership by recipient countries through different ways (‘modalities’) to access funding, while promoting a country-driven approach. This paper explains the terminology around ‘direct access’ and ‘enhanced direct access’; reviews recent experience of using the direct access approach in international climate funds; makes recommendations to the GCF Board and others.

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