Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS)
Development programs worldwide are designed to protect vulnerable people, places, and livelihoods. By assessing the risks posed by climate change and identifying responses to minimize impacts from these risks, development programs can be even more effective.
Around the world, many countries are experiencing more unpredictable droughts and floods, stronger and more frequent storms, extreme heat, and rising sea levels. To manage these risks, USAID and implementing partners need access to relevant information and analysis. The USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project works with the agency and their partners around the world to test approaches and develop good practices for climate-resilient programming. The project goes beyond general climate vulnerability assessments to develop specialized decision-making tools and guidance needed to support effective adaptation and improved resilience across USAID development programs.