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Type: Journal article
Title: Overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation policy implementation: insights from Ethiopia
Author: Kidane, R.
Wanner, T.
Nursey-Bray, M.
Citation: International Development Planning Review, 2023; 45(2):1-27
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Issue Date: 2023
ISSN: 0142-7849
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Rahwa Kidane, Thomas Wanner and Melissa Nursey-Bray
Abstract: This paper discusses Ethiopia’s planned climate adaptation interventions and the barriers that impede implementation of adaptation policies at the local level by using the case study of Raya Azebo district. Data was collected through reviews of policy documents, focus group discussions with farmers and interviews with relevant government actors. Results indicate that climate change is addressed in various policy documents but there is limited progress in implementation of these policies. The study identified various barriers to climate adaptation policy implementation which included a lack of financial resources, poor coordination among institutional actors and local actors’ low technical capacities for addressing climate change. The study contributes to the literature of climate change policy planning and implementation in low-income and lower-middle-income countries and suggests measures to overcome the existing barriers to climate change adaptation policies
Keywords: climate policy; climate adaptation; policy barriers; smallholder farmers; Ethiopia
Rights: © the Author(s)
DOI: 10.3828/idpr.2022.1
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