Building resilience to climate change: MGNREGS and cyclones in Andhra Pradesh

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, build resilience to cyclones. The goal of the series is to identify options for Indian policymakers to integrate climate risk management into MGNREGS. More broadly, the series also aims to provide evidence for global policymakers on how to mainstream climate risk management into social protection programmes, or converge and layer social protection instruments with climate risk management instruments to address poverty in the context of climate change.

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