Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

This paper presents an agenda for the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. The agenda is based on insights from a dialogue session held at the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference as well as drawing on the collective experience of the authors. We propose five key areas that need to be changed in order to meet the needs of future adaptation research, namely: increas-ing transparency and consultation in research design; encour- aging innovation in the design and delivery of adaptation re- search programmes; demonstrating impact on the ground; ad- dressing incentive structures; and promoting more effective brokering, knowledge management and learning.