International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Working with Countries to Move Beyond GDP
Any framework that goes beyond GDP to measure societal progress must be country owned.
Guiding Principles for the Preparation of Financing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries
This report provides seven guiding principles for effective financing strategies for climate change adaptation prepared by developing country governments.
Alignment: A key element of successful financing strategies for climate change adaptation
This brief explores the need for, benefits of, and strategies to align developing countries' financing strategies for adaptation with other national financing strategies.
Innovative Financial Instruments and Their Potential to Finance Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries
This report explores the range of innovative financial instruments that could be used to scale up financing for adaptation and lessons for their use in developing countries.
Multilateral Development Bank Efforts to Mainstream Climate Adaptation
The paper explores the progress of four MDBs in mainstreaming climate adaptation in their developing country portfolios, specifically looking at experiences in Kenya, Nepal, and Peru.
The Landscape of Financing Strategies for Adaptation in Developing Countries
Draws insights from publicly available financing strategies for adaptation in developing countries and presents emerging lessons for their development.
Engaging Decision-Makers in Moving Beyond GDP and Toward Wealth
This brief outlines how decision-makers can be brought into the discussion around comprehensive/inclusive wealth (C/IW). The goal of this discussion is to encourage countries to move beyond GDP and begin using C/IW as a means of assessing national progress.
Measuring the Wealth of Nations: A review
This paper provides a brief overview of recent efforts by international agencies and academic institutions to develop and apply comprehensive wealth measurement tools. Our review is limited to examples of comprehensive wealth measurement as applied to several countries, so it does not include work on specific capital estimates, applications to a small number of countries, or theoretical research/framework development.