Climate Adaptation and Inclusive Development in the Agricultural Sector for South Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed global flaws and emphasised the importance of collective action mechanisms to generate and safeguard public goods and facilitate a more inclusive recovery. Rising global economic, geopolitical and climate-related uncertainties pose a significant challenge to a coordinated global response. South Asian countries are facing unprecedented impacts, particularly on vulnerable populations and the youth, due to economic slowdown. This study aims to identify obstacles to effective policy development and enhance capacity in the policy-research interface for agricultural and rural economic transformation in South Asia, taking climate adaptation for inclusive development as the motivating goal. By analysing the current development context and identifying capacity development needs, this study will develop a position paper to address challenges and opportunities in the South Asian public policy space.

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Research team

Manoj Thibbotuwawa
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Nisha Arunatilake
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Asanka Wijesinghe
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Bilesha Weeraratne
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Funding

Queensland University of Technology, Australia