Many sub-Saharan countries are failing to include climate information in long-term development planning. Ensuring climate-resilient development requires a step change in how medium- to long-term climate information is produced, communicated and utilized in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.

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Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Additional financial support for P.S. was provided by the Norwegian Research Council.

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  1. Overseas Development Institute (ODI), 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ, UK

    • Lindsey Jones
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  2. Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

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  3. Met Office Hadley Centre, Fitzroy Road, Exeter EX1 3PB, UK

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  7. Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Leeghwaterplein 27, 2521 CV The Hague, The Netherlands

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  8. African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), BP 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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