The Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA) Programme has gradually developed a livelihoods-based vulnerability assessment system, with a number of member states undertaking baseline profiles and analyses of livelihoods that project outcomes for a single year.

The SADC RVAA Programme has initiated a pilot study intended to test hypotheses of being able to analyse livelihood impacts based on a selection of projected climate scenarios into the future. This pilot study aimed at testing out a process of combining long-term downscaled climate projections with livelihoods data.

This work has been undertaken and the reports prepared under the SADC RVAA Programme with support from OneWorld Sustainable Investments.