Case study report: The Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience in Nepal

Abstract

This report provides a detailed case study analysis of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Nepal. The PPCR is a programme developed under the World Bank managed Strategic Climate Fund, one of the two Climate Investment Funds (CIFs). The objectives of the analysis were:
i. To understand how different world views of global environmental governance, development and climate change are interpreted and play out at the national level in relation to the PPCR;
ii. To provide empirical analysis of how institutions, politics and power mediate the distribution of contested resources in Nepal in the context of the PPCR, and the implications for development outcomes;
iii. To understand the flow of ideas and ideologies of the PPCR in the national context and the interactions (and/or resistance) with national policy processes and regional identities.

The findings presented in this paper are based on case study data on the PPCR process in Nepal collected and analysed between July and December 2010. Methods of data collection included an initial stakeholder and institutional analysis conducted at the outset of the study and updated throughout the study period; key informant interviews; and document analysis of formal and informal PPCR and climate change planning documentation generated throughout the PPCR process to date. The findings are discussed in relation to key issues of negotiation and conceptualisation. A number of recommendations are made for stakeholders engaged in the PPCR in Nepal as the process moves forward.

Citation

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Case study report: The Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience in Nepal. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2011) 47 pp.

Case study report: The Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience in Nepal

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