This report provides an Options Analysis for a South Asia regional programme on climate services for risk reduction and economic growth. It is the fourth output of a scoping project, which has reviewed evidence on climate services, early warning systems and disaster risk reduction in selected countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Burma. It considers four options for DFID investment with different emphases on the ‘supply’ or ‘demand’ side of climate information provision and use, the choice of sectors, geographical focus and finally the appropriate delivery mechanisms for implementing the programme. The proposed investments range from £5 million to £145 million. The lowest cost options involve small-scale research and innovation projects with targeted support to country offices or existing donor programmes, whereas the larger options include significant capital expenditure on weather observations and investment in national hydrological and meteorological services.
Section 1, the introduction, provides background information, including
the main findings of the Evidence Review (Output 2) and Stakeholder
Analysis (Output 3). Sections 2-5 discuss each individual option in
detail along with their respective outline logical frameworks:
Option 1 Demand-led strengthening of access to and uptake of relevant weather and climate information.
Option 2 Investing in supply-side capital and capacities of climate service providers.
Option 3 Developing demand-led climate services in Western South Asia.
Option 4 Translating existing research and products into practice
Section 6 provides an analysis of options and discussion. Section 7 sets out conclusions and recommendations.
This report has been produced by Practical Action Consulting and the UK Met Office for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Wade, S.; Lester, S.; Prasad, K.; Vellingiri, G.; Viswanathan, K.R.; Clements, R.; Lumbroso, D. Output 4: Options analysis. Options analysis for a regional climate change programme to deliver more effective climate services, early warning and disaster risk reduction. Evidence on Demand, UK (2015) x + 45 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.october2015.wadesetal]