USAID Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessment Project

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) calls for consideration of climate risks in its regional and country strategies as well as its sector programs and projects. To support this effort, Four Twenty Seven reviewed existing vulnerability assessment approaches and developed a typology and framework of approaches. The framework helps USAID staff navigate existing vulnerability assessment methods (including considerations related to data, timeframes, required expertise, and outputs) in order to support the design of fit-for-purpose vulnerability assessments to enable the development of climate-resilient in-country investments.