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Transparency: can it work for sustainable development?
Britain and France have just announced they will join an initiative to increase transparency in business deals and expose corruption. Can it help sustainable development?
Botswana: Biodiversity and dragons come together
With the Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, a new biodiversity project highlights its importance and draws out tensions that arise when biodiversity is put at the centre of development policies.
Myanmar: Could an unusual yam help the march of community forestry?
An unlikely sounding tuber could help local farmers achieve a landscape of community forestry in all but name in Myanmar.
Report scopes sustainability of China-Latin America relations
Study examining Chinese trade and investment in mining, agriculture and forestry in Chile, Brazil and Peru says sustainability is increasingly on the agenda.
In Our World: 24 May (natural resources, climate, long reads and more)
"In Our World" relates to IIED's world of environment and development. It connects us with what’s going on in both the real world and online worlds.
Webcast recording: Investment in sustainable land use
How can accountability in land-based investments be improved? Watch video from an IIED/SIDA webcast discussion to find out.
Small Producer Agency in the Globalised Market
What are the strategies and constraints of small-scale producers in an era of globalisation? This project provides insights that can help in designing better policies and business interventions to support them.