Economic returns from climate change adaptation projects in the Kaffrine region, Senegal

People in workshop

Client: IIED


Responding to the need to adapt to climate variability, the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme - led by IIED, IED Afrique and the Near East Foundation consortium - has worked to incorporate climate variability in development planning in Mali and Senegal. This is done recognising that local communities are best placed to decide which climate change investments will strengthen their resilience, while building upon an ongoing decentralization process in both Mali and Senegal.


In Senegal, IED Afrique has implemented a large number of projects to increase climate resilience. In a 2017 workshop in Dakar, Altus Impact presented the theoretical underpinnings of how to comprehensively value land use projects. We also undertook a rapid valuation assessment of the provisioning ecosystem services from four reforestation projects in the region of Kaffrine, Senegal.


Altus Impact involvement has helped shed light on the importance of land use valuations and how these projects provide concrete benefits to communities and society at large in Senegal.

Some resources and project outputs:

Valuation methodology: Presentation Dakar 2017 Adaptation au rechauffement climatique

Publication: Economic valuation of benefits from adaptation investments

Évaluation économique des bénéfices tirés des investissements dans l’adaptation

Publication in French