Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz
This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan.
CEPSA Report Explores Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation The Strauss Center's Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program has released a new report titled “Policy Architectures for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South and Southeast Asia: Evidence from Bangladesh and Nepal.” The report is co-authored by Catherine Weaver, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, and Graduate Research Assistants Nisha Krishnan and Caleb Rudow.
The Climate Change and African Political Stability Program is a multi-year research program based at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, partnered with the College of William and Mary, Trinity College Dublin, and University of North Texas. CCAPS analyzes how climate change, conflict, governance, and aid intersect to impact African and international security.
Moran on Assessing Effectiveness of Governance Aid in Africa
With the expiration of the UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community now has the opportunity to take stock of progress and reevaluate current methods of measuring reductions in global hunger and food insecurity. Many of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have called for a data revolution to address these and other measurement challenges. This brief outlines in practical terms advances we have piloted at the University of Texas that could potentially be adopted as part of the SDG efforts.