This brief is a final output of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) research project. The brief is the product of a collective effort based on the results of five years of robust, evidence-based and stakeholder-driven research in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
- Supporting private adaptation and climate-resilient development in semi-arid lands is fundamental to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development pledge to ‘leave no one behind’.
- Developing country governments, supported by development partners, have a key role to play in enabling sustainable and inclusive private adaptation in semi-arid lands and in unlocking the potential of the private sector for adaptation.
- Public policies, as well as climate and business development funds, need to account for the fact that the private sector in semi-arid lands is often informal, that people are mobile, and that they often move in and out of different economic activities.