Impact of climate change on urban home-based workers in South Asia
This study assesses the impact of climate change on urban home-based workers in South Asia focussing on women home-based workers living in slums and informal settlements in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Home-based workers (HBWs), mostly women, although a critical part of global supply chains, are often invisible in economic statistics and, by extension, development policies and programmes. This has in turn led to limited research on the impact of climate change on HBWs. A few studies have highlighted how HBWs’ productivity is impacted by increasing temperatures and how they face losses as livelihoods are disrupted by unseasonal rain and flooding. However, there is a lack of proper evidence on the impact of climate change on them. In this context, this study was planned to understand the implications of climate change on HBWs, especially women.