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Community-Based Adaptation: An Analysis of Best Practices in the South-Western Region of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is regarded as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, the impact of which will affect the poorest the most, threatening their food and water security. Moreover, it is likely that the current economic growth rate of the country will be slowed down due to adverse consequences of climate change.

CARE Bangladesh intends to learn from past Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) experiences and to integrate such good CBA practices in future programming. It is therefore necessary to identify, prioritize and evaluate the effective and scalable adaptation practices in the areas of food security and sovereignty, agriculture, water access and sustainable livelihoods in the southwestern region (SWR). CARE Bangladesh has conducted a study to evaluate a few selected best CBA practices which are tested in the SWR and prioritized by both the promoters and end users. This paper is the outcome of the research conducted. We think, the actors promoting CBA practices on the ground would find the analyses and recommendations useful towards designing CBA projects.