HURDL produces a range of publications, from academic articles to reports for donors and implementers, reflecting the lab’s broad mission to link academia and the world of development policy and implementation.


2015 Carr, Edward R., Daniel Abrahams, Arielle Tozier de la Poterie, Pablo Suarez, and Bettina Koelle. “Vulnerability Assessments, Identity, and Spatial Scale Challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction” Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies. 7 (1), 17 pages. link

2015 Carr, Edward R. and Kwame N. Owusu-Daaku. “The shifting epistemologies of vulnerability in climate services for development: the case of Mali’s Agrometeorological Advisory Program” Area, DOI: 10.1111/area.12179 link

2015 Carr, Edward R., with Sheila Onzere, Tshibangu Kalala, Kwame Owusu-Daaku, and Helen Rosko. “Assessing Mali’s l’Agence Nationale de la Météorologie’s (Mali Meteo) Agrometeorological Advisory Program: Final Report on the Farmer Use of Advisories and Implications for Climate Service Design.” Washington, DC: USAID. 167pp. link

2015 Carr, Edward R., Grant Fleming, and Tshibangu Kalala. “Assessing Climate Service Needs in Kaffrine, Senegal: Livelihoods, Identity, and Vulnerability to Climate Variability and Change.” Report for the Climate Change Resilient Development Program funded by USAID. 39pp. link

2015 Carr, Edward R. Kwame N. Owusu-Daaku, Nimmi Damodaran, Jennifer Peers, and Carolyn Wagner. Working with Marginal Populations: An Annex to the USAID Climate-Resilient Development Framework. Office of Global Climate Change, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment, USAID. link

2015 Onzere, Sheila N., with Tshibangu Kalala, Kwame Owusu-Daaku, and Edward R. Carr. Piloting Intersectional Gender Assessments in Malawi: Challenges and Lessons Learned. Washington, DC: USAID. link


2014    Carr, Edward R. “From Description to Explanation: Using the Livelihoods as Intimate Government (LIG) Approach.” Applied Geography 52 110-122. link

2014    Carr, Edward R. “The Future is Already Being Fed” in The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Foreign Aid, Andy Sumner and Tom Kirk, eds. West Sussex, UK: Global Policy Journal link

2014    Carr, Edward R. (editor) “Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program: Preliminary Report on the Climate Science and Farmer Use of Advisories” Washington, DC: USAID. 177pp.  link

2014    Abrahams, Daniel. “The barriers to environmental sustainability in post-disaster settings: a case study of transitional shelter implementation in Haiti” Disasters 38(s1) s25-s49 link (email us for a .pdf

2014    Carr, Edward R. and David Simon, (eds). Development Geography: Can critical perspectives exist in policy and implementation? Edited symposium for Third World Quarterly, 35 (3): 505-527

2014    Carr, Edward R. and Mary C. Thompson. “Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Agrarian Settings: Current thinking, new directions, and research frontiers.” Geography Compass 8(3) 182-197  link


2013    Carr, Edward R. “Livelihoods as Intimate Government: Rethinking the Logic of Livelihoods for Development” Third World Quarterly, 34(1) 77-108.  link

2013  Carr, Edward R. and Mary C. Thompson. “Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Agrarian Settings.” Washington, DC: United States Agency for International Development. 64 and viii pages.  link