Climate change adaptation lacks local government funding – University of Copenhagen

13 August 2015

Climate change adaptation lacks local government funding

Policy brief points to grossly inadequate funding

In Uganda, local governments are the focal points for implementing the 2011 national climate change policy. However, this policy brief presents research showing that funding is inadequate and largely used by the central government and parallel implemented donor projects.

Given the many challenges faced by local governments, they are usually branded as being inefficient, lacking capacity and corrupt. Yet, while local government institutions have limited funding for climate change adaptation, climate change activities are being carried out as rural people engage with existing meso-level institutions or create new institu­tions in search of ways of adapting.

Download the Policy Brief here.

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