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Climate Change, Water and Agriculture in The Gambia and South Africa
Project description

The broad objective of AIACC Project AF-47 is to develop the capacity to estimate and compare the benefits and costs of projects in natural resource sectors that reduce the expected damages from climate change in Southern and West Africa. There are two parts to this project:

The first part consists of using well-established principles from economic benefit-cost analysis to develop a framework to estimate the economic benefits and costs associated with the expected climate change damages avoided by a development project that does not take climate change into account. Then, these benefits and costs can be compared to the case where planners incorporate expected climate change into the project assessment.

The second part consists of demonstrating this methodology in two project case studies, one in The Gambia and the other in South Africa.
 

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