Cost-benefit analysis for climate change adaptation policies and investments in agriculture

This briefing note illustrates the role and logic of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) in the evaluation of climate change adaptation policies and projects in the agricultural sector and describes the main analytical steps for conducting it, providing practical examples. The note describes the standard CBA methodology but highlights the peculiarities related to its implementation in the context of climate change adaptation in agriculture. It is a knowledge product on CBA within the Integrating agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme.