Featured Publications

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  • Carr, Edward R. 2019 Properties and Projects: Reconciling resilience and transformation for adaptation and development. World Development 122. 70-84

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  • Carr, Edward R. 2020. Resilient Livelihoods in an Era of Global Transformation. Global Environmental Change 64

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  • Carr, Edward R. 2013. Livelihoods as Intimate Government: Reframing the logic of livelihoods for development. Third World Quarterly 34 (1). 77-108

Academic Publications

Reports and Policy Documents

Academic Publications

Monograph

2011 Carr, Edward R. Delivering Development: Globalization’s Shoreline and the Road to a Sustainable Future. New York: Palgrave Macmillan     

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Peer-reviewed publications

2020 Carr, Edward R. “Resilient Livelihoods in an Era of Global Transformation.” Global Environmental Change, 64. doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102155 pdf

2020 Carr, Edward R. “Gender and Environmental Security.” in Gender and Security: Strategies for the 21st Century. Chantal De Jonge Oudraat and Michael Brown, eds. Routledge. pp. 155-175 

2020 Onzere, Sheila, Edward R. Carr, Natalie Elwell, Cynthia Caron, and Denise Humphries-Bebbington. “Who’s Governing Community Forests? Gendered Participation in Liberian Forest Management.” Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. pdf

2020 Carr, Edward R., Helen Rosko, Rob Goble, Catherine Vaughan, and James Hansen. “Identifying Climate Information Services Users and their Needs in sub-Saharan Africa: A Review and Learning Agenda.” Climate and Development 12(1): 23-41 pdf

2019 Vaughan, Catherine, James Hansen, Philippe Roudier, Paul Watkiss, and Edward R. Carr. “Evaluating agricultural weather and climate services in Africa: Evidence, methods, and a ‘learning agenda” WIRES Climate Change 10(4). pdf

2019 Carr, Edward R. “Properties and Projects: Reframing Resilience for Adaptation and Development.” World Development 122: 70-84  pdf

2019 Hansen, James W., Catherine Vaughan, Desire M. Kagabo, Tufa Dinku, Edward R. Carr, Jana Körner, Robert Zougmoré. “Climate Services Can Support African Farmers’ Context-Specific Adaptation Needs at Scale.” Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3: 1-16  pdf

2018 Carr, Edward R. and Sheila N. Onzere “Really Effective (for 15% of the men): Lessons in Understanding and Addressing User Needs in Climate Services from Mali.” Climate Risk Management, 22: 82-95  pdf

2017 Abrahams, Daniel and Edward R. Carr “Understanding the Connections Between Climate Change and Conflict: Contributions from Geography and Political Ecology.” Current Climate Change Reports 3(4): 233-242  pdf

2017 Downs, Timothy J., Edward R Carr and Rob Goble “Re-imagining Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Education for the 21st Century using an Integrative Frame” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 7(2): 177-188  pdf

2016 Thompson-Hall, Mary C., Edward R. Carr, and Unai Pascual. “Enhancing and expanding intersectional research for climate change adaptation in agrarian settings.” Ambio, 45 (Suppl. 3): S373–S382  pdf

2016 Carr, Edward R., Grant Fleming, and Tshibangu Kalala. “Understanding women's needs for weather and climate information in agrarian settings: The case of Ngetou Maleck, Senegal” Weather, Climate, and Society 8(3): 247-264  pdf

2016 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, 48 (1): 7-17 pdf

2015 Fisher, Monica and Edward R. Carr. “The influence of gendered roles and responsibilities on the adoption of technologies that mitigate drought risk: The case of drought-tolerant maize seed in eastern Uganda” Global Environmental Change. 35: 82-92 pdf

2015 Brown, M.E., J.M. Antle, P. Backlund, E.R. Carr, W.E. Easterling, M.K. Walsh, C. Ammann, W. Attavanich, C.B. Barrett, M.F. Bellemare, V. Dancheck, C. Funk, K. Grace, J.S.I. Ingram, H. Jiang, H. Maletta, T. Mata, A. Murray, M. Ngugi, D. Ojima, B. O’Neill, and C. Tebaldi. 2015. Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System. Washington, DC: United States Department of Agriculture. 146 pages  pdf

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. pdf

2015 Jones, K., Schnurr, M., Carr, E.R., and Moseley, W. “Fieldwork as commitment to research for agricultural development that is ‘outward and downward’: A collaborative essay.” African Geographical Review 34(1): 55-68 pdf

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

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  pdf

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

2012 Carr, Edward R. “Small Farmers, Big Impacts” in Frontiers in Development. Rajiv Shah and Steven Radelet, eds. Washington, DC: USAID. 92-97 pdf

2011 Thompson, Mary C., Manali Baruah and Edward R. Carr. “Seeing REDD+ as a Project of Environmental Governance" Environmental Science & Policy 14(2): 100-110  pdf

2011 Andrews, Gavin J., Robin A Kearns, Paul T. Kingsbury and Edward R. Carr. “Cool Aid? Health, wellbeing and place in the work of Bono and U2” Health and Place 17(1): 185-194  pdf

2010 Fisher, Monica, Jeff Reimer and Edward R. Carr. “Who Should Be Interviewed in Surveys of Household Income?” World Development 38 (7): 966-973  pdf

2010 Hurley, Patrick T. and Edward R. Carr. “Introduction: Why a political ecology of the US South?” The Southeastern Geographer 50(1): 99-109  pdf

2010 Carr, Edward R. “The Place of Stories in Development: Creating Spaces for Participation Through Narrative Analysis” Development in Practice 20(2): 219-226  pdf

2009 Carr, Edward R. and Brent McCusker. “The Co-Production of Land Use and Livelihoods Change: Implications for Development Interventions” Geoforum 40(4): 568-579  pdf

2009 Carr, Edward R. and Nathan P. Kettle. “Commentary: The Challenge of Quantifying Susceptibility to Drought-Related Crisis” Regional Environmental Change, 9(2): 131-136  pdf

2009 Carr, Edward R., Nathan P. Kettle, and Andrew Hoskins. “Evaluating Poverty-Environment Dynamics” International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 16(2): 87-93  pdf

2008 Carr, Edward R. "Between Structure and Agency: Livelihoods and Adaptation in Ghana's Central Region" Global Environmental Change 18(4): 689-699  pdf

2008 Carr, Edward R. “Rethinking poverty alleviation: a 'poverties' approach” Development in Practice 18(6): 726-734  pdf

2008 Carr, Edward R. “The Millennium Village Project and African Development: Problems and Potentials” Progress in Development Studies 8(4): 333-344  pdf

2008 Carr, Edward R. “Men’s Crops and Women’s Crops: The Importance of Gender to the Understanding of Agricultural and Development Outcomes in Ghana’s Central Region” World Development 36(5): 900-915  pdf 

2007 Carr, Edward R., Philip M. Wingard, Sara C. Yorty, Mary C. Thompson, Natalie K. Jensen, and Justin Roberson. “Applying DPSIR to Sustainable Development”. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 14(6): 543-555  pdf

2007 Gitay, Habiba, Bradnee Chambers, Ivar Baste, Edward R. Carr, Claudia ten Have, Anna Stabrawa, Nalini Sharma, Munyaradzi Chenje, Thierry De Oliveira, Clarice Wilson “Chapter 8: Interlinkages: Governance for Sustainability” in Fourth Global Environment Outlook. United Nations Environment Programme: Valletta, Malta. 361-394  pdf

2006 McCusker, Brent and Edward R. Carr. “The co-Production of Livelihoods and Land Use Change: Case studies from South Africa and Ghana.” Geoforum 37(5): 790-804  pdf

2006 Carr, Edward R. “Postmodern Conceptualizations, Modernist Applications: Rethinking the Role of Society in Food Security.” Food Policy 31(1): 14-29  pdf

2006 Cork, Steven, Garry Peterson, Gerhard Petschel-Held, Joe Alcamo, Jacqueline Alder, Elena Bennett, Edward R. Carr, Danielle Deane, Gerald Nelson, Teresa Ribeiro “Chapter 8: Four Scenarios” in Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Scenarios, Vol. 2. Washington, DC: Island Press. (ISBN 1-55963-391-3). 223-294  pdf

2005 Carr, Edward R. “Development and the Household: Missing the Point?” Geojournal 62(1): 71-83  pdf

2005 Dow, Kirsten, Edward R. Carr, Annelieka Douma, Gouyi Han, and Karl Hallding. Linking Water Scarcity to Population Movements: From global models to local experiences. SEI Poverty and Vulnerability Programme Report, Stockholm, Sweden. (ISBN: 91 975237 9 8) pdf

2005 Carr, Edward R. “Placing the Environment in Migration: Environment, Economy and Power in Ghana’s Central Region.” Environment and Planning A 37(5): 925-946  pdf

2002 Carr, Edward R. “Managing Uncertainty: Environmental and Economic Security in Coastal Ghana, 1970-2000.” Regional Development Dialogue 34 (1): 20-36 

2000 Carr, Edward R. “Meaning (and) Materiality: Rethinking Contextual Analysis Through Cellar-set Houses.” Historical Archaeology 34(4): 32-45  pdf  

Editor-reviewed publications

2017 Downs, Timothy J., Edward R. Carr, Robert Goble. “Addressing Risk Conundrums in Sustainable Development.” Kasperson, R. ed. Risk Conundrums. Earthscan. 207-223.  pdf

2016 Jones, K., Schnurr, M., Carr, E.R., and Moseley, W. “Should I stay or should I go? Incorporating a commitment to fieldwork throughout an academic career.” In Moseley, W. G, Matthew A. Schnurr, Rachel Bezner-Kerr, eds Africa’s Green Revolution: Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems. Routledge. (reprint of Jones, K., Schnurr, M., Carr, E.R., and Moseley, W. 2015 “Fieldwork as commitment to research for agricultural development that is ‘outward and downward’: A collaborative essay”).

2016 Carr, Edward R. and Michael H. Finewood. “Sustainable Development” in Tobias Lanz, ed. Global Environmental Problems: Causes, Consequences, and Potential Solutions. Cognella Press. 215

2015 Carr, Edward R. “Political Ecology and Livelihoods” in Handbook of Political Ecology, Perreault, T., Bridge, G., and McCarthy, J., eds. Routledge. 332-342  pdf

2014 Hall, Bruce S., Ami V. Shah, and Edward R. Carr. “Bono, Band-Aid, and Before: Celebrity Humanitarianism, Music and the Objects of its Action” in in Andrews G J, Kingsbury, P and Kearns R A. Soundscapes of wellbeing in popular music. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 269-288

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.

2008 Carr, Edward R. “Sustainable Development” For the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Vol 2, J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman, eds. Macmillan Reference USA. 295-298.

Commentary and Other Scholarly Contributions

2017 Brown, Molly E., Edward R. Carr, Kathryn L. Grace, Keith Wiebe, Christopher C. Funk, Witsanu Attavanich, Peter Backlund, and Lawrence Buja. “Do Markets and Trade Help or Hurt the Global Food System Adapt to Climate Change?” Food Policy 68: 154-159.  pdf

2016 Carr, Edward R. “Moving Beyond the Monolith.” Dialogues in Human Geography 6: 90-93.

2014 Simon, David and Edward R. Carr. “Introduction – Engaging critically from theory to policy and implementation” Third World Quarterly, 35(3): 505-506  pdf

2014 Carr, Edward R. and David Simon. “Conclusions – Engaging Critical Perspectives in Development Policy and Implementation” Third World Quarterly, 35(3): 524-527  pdf

2012 “Archaeology Challenges the History of Development and Poverty in Africa” Excerpt from Delivering Development: Globalization’s Shoreline and the Road to a Sustainable Future (New York: Palgrave Macmillan). Scientific American, June 29, 2012.  link

2011 “Engaging the Other at Home.” Column for “Views on Policy,” Anthropology News. 

2011 “If you are uncomfortable, you are probably doing it right.” Contribution to the symposium Geographers and/in Development, David Simon, ed. Environment and Planning A 43(12): 2797-2800.  pdf

2007 Carr, Edward R. “Migration” In the Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, Paul Robbins, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1143-1145.

2007 Carr, Edward R. “Sustainable Development” In the Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, Paul Robbins, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1686-1689

2005 Carr, Edward R. “Commentary: Riddim Me This, Riddim Me That” Southeastern Geographer 45 (2) 120-123. (Invited commentary on Kingsbury and Klak’s “Riddims of the Street, Beach and Bureaucracy: Situating Geographical Research in Jamaica”)  pdf

2005 Carr, Edward R. “Environmental Security.” In the Routledge Encyclopedia of International Development, Tim Forsyth, ed. London: Routledge. 213-214.

2005 Carr, Edward R. “Security.” In the Routledge Encyclopedia of International Development, Tim Forsyth, ed. London: Routledge. 620-621.

Reports, Working Papers, and Policy Documents

2019 Carr, Edward R., Rob Goble, Sheila Onzere, and Brian Chiputwa. Synthesis Report: Improving the monitoring and evaluation of CIS to facilitate learning and improve outcomes. Report for the Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI). Washington, DC: USAID. 54+ix pp.

2019 Onzere, Sheila N., Edward R. Carr, Helen Rosko, Tshibangu Kalala, Janae Davis. Rwanda’s Climate Services for Agriculture Initiative and the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture: A Qualitative Assessment of CIS Users and their Needs. Report for the Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI). Washington, DC: USAID. 105+ix pp.  pdf

2019 Carr, Edward R., Helen Rosko, Sheila N. Onzere, Rob Goble, and Tshibangu Kalala. Senegal’s Multidisciplinary Working Group CIS Model: A Qualitative Assessment of CIS Users and their Needs. Report for the Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI). Washington, DC: USAID. 75+ix pp  pdf

2018 Abrahams, Daniel and Edward R. Carr. “Addressing the Connections Between Climate and Conflict: Opportunities and Barriers Between Policy and Implementation. Report Prepared for USAID/DCHA by Society Environment Economy Group, LLC, Worcester, MA. 72+iii pp 

2017 Carr, Edward R., Rob Goble, Helen Rosko with Catherine Vaughan and James Hansen. “Identifying Climate Information Services Users and their Needs in sub-Saharan Africa: A Learning Agenda.” White paper for the Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI). Washington, DC: USAID. 36pp.  pdf

2017 Vaughan, Catherine, James Hansen, Philippe Roudier, Paul Watkiss, and Edward R. Carr. “Evaluating Weather and Climate Services in Africa.” White paper for the Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI). Washington, DC: USAID. 41pp.  pdf

2017 Onzere, Sheila N. and Edward R. Carr, with Tshibangu C. Kalala, Helen Rosko, and Janae Davis. A Behavioral Baseline Study to Establish Livelihoods Decision Making in Mali Livelihood Zone 09. IRD/BRACED. 35pp  pdf

2016 Carr, Edward R., with Sheila N. Onzere, Tshibangu Kalala, Helen Rosko, and Janae Davis. USAID/Mali Climate Change Adaptation Activity (MCCAA) Behavioral Baseline Survey Final Synthesis Report. Bamako: USAID/Mali. 49pp + appendix  pdf

2016 Anderson, Jon, Edward R. Carr, Boubacar Barry, James Ozols, Susan Chomba, David Quinn, Miguel Menez, Sheila Onzere, and William Collier. “The Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa: Constraints, Incentives, and Recommendations.” Washington, DC: USAID (via Integra, LLC). 78pp  pdf

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  pdf

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.” Washington, DC: USAID. 39pp  pdf

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. 42 + xiv pp  pdf

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. 50pp  pdf

2015 Anderson, Glen, Alton C. Byers, Edward R. Carr, Michael E. Cote, Nora Ferm, Brad Hurley, Daene McKinney, Lyly Njinga, Jennifer Peers, Joanne Potter, Joanna Pratt, Peter Schultz, Joel Smith, Jason Vogel, Steve Zebiak. Compendium: The USAID Climate-Resilient Development Project. Washington, DC: USAID Global Climate Change Office.  pdf

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.  pdf

2013 Carr, Edward R. and Mary C. Thompson. “Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Agrarian Settings.” Report prepared by Society Environment Economy Group, LLC, Columbia, SC for Engility Corp as part of the USAID Climate Change Resilient Development Project. 64 + vii pp pdf

2012 “Climate Change and Development: Clean, Resilient Growth: USAID Climate Change and Development Strategy: 2012-2016.” (Team authored, Carr contributions to governance, disaster risk reduction, and integration). Washington, DC: USAID.

2010 Fisher, Monica, Jeff Reimer and Edward R. Carr. “Who Should Be Interviewed in Surveys of Household Income?” IFPRI Discussion Paper 00949, International Food Policy Research Institute. pdf

2000 DeCorse, Christopher R, Edward R. Carr, Gerard Chouin, Gregory Cook, and Samuel Spiers. “Central Region Project, Coastal Ghana - Perspectives 2000.” Nyame Akuma 53:6-11.