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Of the six countries examined in this article, three - Tanzania, Nepal, and Bangladesh - have prepared PRSPs. Tanzania's PRSP recognizes that weather and climate hazards have a serious impact on development and on the poor, although the risks posed by climate change are not mentioned explicitly. However, a number of priorities highlighted in the PRSP, such as early warning systems, irrigation, improvements to food supply systems, and developm ent of drought-resistant crops, would be synergistic with adaptation to clim ate change. Nepal, meanwhile, does not exam ine climate-related risks to poverty reduction and development, or the risks posed by climate change, in its tenth development plan, which is also the country's PRSP. These omissions are particularly significant because Nepal has already experienced significant clim ate-change impacts, including temperature increases in the high Himalayas, glacier retreat, and the expansion of glacial lakes, w hich have im p lications for developm ent. A W orld Bank/IMF assessm ent of Nepal's PRSP (IDA/IMF, 2002) also does not m ention the im plications of current or future clim ate risks on Nepal's development prospects. Bangladesh's interim-PRSP recognizes the links between poverty and natural hazards, and m entions the likelihood that such hazards are likely to increase under climate change. Overall, however, climate change is given very limited consideration in the context of planning vulnerability reduction measures.