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The Cost of Adapting to Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Climate

Given the uncertain magnitude and timing of the added risks from climate change, it is essential to identify the costs of climate proofing Bangladesh's critical infrastructure from intensified monsoon floods and cyclonic storm surges. This study aims to fill that knowledge gap by providing...

Assessment of Vulnerability to Climate Change and Adaptation Options for The Coastal People of...

The Bangladesh coastal zone is faced with a plethora of hydro-geographical constraints, coupled with unsustainable land use practices and precarious resource management. These conditions give rise to high incidence of poverty, loss of livelihoods, and wide scale migration. This study connects...

Parliamentarians Can Make the Difference Neglected Haor Livelihoods

This study aims to document the vulnerability of Haor region and identify relevant forces and factors contributing to it. The study is expected to equip the Parliamentarians with references readily available to act more effectively on issues affecting the life and livelihoods of haor population...

Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2009

The Government has developed the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) 2008 and reflects the hanged development priorities of the new democratic Government. It is presented in two parts. The first part provides the background issues based on physical and climate contexts,...

Community-based adaptation (CBA): adding conceptual clarity to the approach, and establishing its...

Community-based adaptation (CBA) is an approach to strengthening the adaptive capacity of local communities vulnerable to climate change. The CBA approach increasingly features in discussions among policy makers, planners, advocates, and researchers, and has been endorsed and adopted by numerous...

Scoping Report: Current status of index-based insurance in Bangladesh

With current and anticipated increases in magnitude of extreme weather events and a declining consistency in weather patterns, particularly challenging for agriculture, there has been a growing interest in weather index-based insurance (IBI) schemes in Bangladesh. A number of weather index-based...

Non-Economic Loss and Damage Caused by Climatic Stressors in Selected Coastal Districts of...

This report aims to respond to this gap in knowledge by presenting findings from the community level in South-West Bangladesh. The main goal of this research study was to begin deconstructing what non-economic losses and damages might entail and evaluate qualitative methods for its research. The...

Non-economic losses from climate change: opportunities for policy-oriented research

The concept of non-economic losses (NELs) has recently emerged in the context of negotiations on loss and damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). NELs are losses of values that are not commonly traded in markets but bear high relevance for those affected....

Climate-resilient agriculture in Bangladesh: A value chain analysis of cotton

The overall objective of this study was to map existing processes, benefits and constraints within the cotton value chain and the additional vulnerabilities posed by climate change. Based on these, this report suggests informed measures to address value chain bottlenecks and build the resilience...

Annual Flood Report 2018

The objectives of flood forecasting and warning services are to enable and persuade people, community, agencies and organizations to be prepared for the flood and take necessary actions to increase safety and reduce or protect damages of lives and properties. Its goal is to alert the agencies,...

Annual Flood Report 2017

The objectives of flood forecasting and warning services are to enable and persuade people, community, agencies and organizations to be prepared for the flood and take necessary actions to increase safety and reduce or protect damages of lives and properties. Its goal is to alert the agencies,...

Annual Flood Report 2016

The objectives of flood forecasting and warning services are to enable and persuade people, community, agencies and organizations to be prepared for the flood and take necessary actions to increase safety and reduce or protect damages of lives and properties. Its goal is to alert the agencies,...

Annual Flood Report 2015

The objectives of flood forecasting and warning services are to enable and persuade people, community, agencies and organizations to be prepared for the flood and take necessary actions to increase safety and reduce or protect damages of lives and properties. Its goal is to alert the agencies,...

অপারেশনাল ম্যানুয়াল - মানবিক সহায়তা কর্মসূচি

সরকারের বিদ্যমান নির্দেশিকা অনুসরণ করে দু’টি প্রধান মানবিক সহায়তা কমসূচি, যেমন, দুঃস্থদের খাদ্য সহায়তা (ভিজিএফ) ও খাদ্য ও অর্থ সহায়তা (জিআর) ব্যবস্থাপনা করার লক্ষ্য এই অপারেশন ম্যানুয়াল/নির্দেশিকা প্রস্তুত করা হয়েছে । ইহা দেশব্যাপী মানবিক সহায়তা কর্মসূচি বাস্থবায়নের নির্দেশিকা হিসেবে ব্যবহৃত হবে।...

National Plan for Disaster Management (2016-2020)

NPDM 2016-2020 places importance on emerging risks linked to urbanization and climate change, and the necessity of DRR for sustainable development, and is flexible and adaptive in cognizance of the changing nature of risks in Bangladesh. The purpose of NPDM 2016-2020 is to guide implementation of...

Standing Order on Disaster

These Standing Orders have been prepared with the avowed objective of making the concerned persons understand their duties and responsibilities regarding disaster management at all levels, and accomplishing them. All Ministries, Divisions/Departments and Agencies shall prepare their own Action...

দুর্যোগ বিষয়ক স্থায়ী আদেশাবলী, ২০১০

দুর্যোগ বিষয়ক স্থায়ী আদেশাবলী প্রণয়ের উদ্দেশ্য হচ্ছে, সংশ্লিষ্ট সকলে যাতে দুর্যোগ ব্যবস্থাপনা সব পর্যায়ে নিজেদের দায়িত্ব ও কর্তব্য সম্পর্কে বুঝতে পারেন এবং তা সম্পাদনে সমর্থ হন। স্থায়ী আদেশাবলী প্রদত্ত দায়িত্ব দক্ষতার সঙ্গে সম্পাদনের জন্য প্রতিটি মন্ত্রণালয়, বিভাগ, অধিদপ্তর ও সংস্থা নিজস্ব...

দুর্যোগ ঝুঁকি ব্যবস্থাপনা ম্যানুয়াল

“দুর্যোগ ঝুঁকি ব্যবস্থাপনা ম্যানুয়াল” শীর্ষক এই প্রশিক্ষণ ম্যানুয়ালে বাস্তবতার নিরিখে বাংলাদেশের দুর্যোগ বিপদাপন্নতা, ঝুঁকি পরিবেশ ও ঝুঁকি ব্যবস্থাপনা দেখার চেষ্টা করা হয়েছে এবং সংশ্লিষ্ট বেশ কিছু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয়, যেমন- খাদ্য নিরাপত্তা, দুর্যোগ ব্যবস্থাপনা ও উপজেলা দুর্যোগ ব্যবস্থাপনা...

Making index-based flood insurance socially inclusive in Bangladesh: challenges and options.

Floods and other weather-related disasters plague farmers in Bangladesh, and climate change threatens to exacerbate these risks. At stake are the livelihoods of millions of small and marginal farmer households that are at risk of becoming further entrenched in poverty. Lack of compensation or...

Household-level effects of providing forecast-based cash in anticipation of extreme weather...

In 2017, Bangladesh experienced the worst floods in recent decades. Based on a forecast and pre-defined trigger level, a Red Cross Red Crescent project distributed an unconditional cash grant of BDT 5000 (USD 60 equivalent) to 1039 poor households in highly vulnerable, flood-prone communities in...

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