National frameworks to reduce poverty and adapt to climate change rarely, if ever, interlink. Most Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) and National Development Strategies (NDSs) screened during a review by ODI ignore climate change issues almost entirely. Gaps and disconnects between climate adaptation and poverty reduction frameworks undermine efforts to cushion the poverty impact of climate change. More effort is needed to improve links between climate change adaptation plans and projects, and country-led poverty reduction strategies.
Martin Prowse, Natasha Grist, Cheikh Sourang