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Maize crops in Kirtipur Village, Nawalparasi District, Nepal (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

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Is a problem shared a problem halved? This is the question that sprang to mind this week in Nepal as participants of CBA8 met for the pre-conference field trips
Renewable energy has a place to play in providing energy access to small farms (Photo via Google reuse rights))

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Many of the 500 million small farms that produce the bulk of food consumed in developing countries have no access to modern energy services. Why doesn't more research and innovation focus on getting energy to them?
Deforestation in Kalimantan, Indonesia, which has been pledged US$1 billion pledge of REDD+ finance from Norway (Photo: Josh Estey/Aus Aid, via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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After several years of negotiations, a framework has been agreed to compensate developing nations for avoiding deforestation. IIED hosted a conference to examine what happens now
Earth from space

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"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
Watch the Karachi Rising film

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Karachi is building upwards to house its expanding population, but unregulated building leaves poor families at risk. An IIED film outlines solutions that could benefit the city, says Suzanne Fisher
Residents of an informal settlement in Pune, India, discuss the results of a survey and how best to upgrade their homes and settlement, guided by Mahila Milan, a grassroots network formed by savings groups of women slum and pavement dwellers (Photo: SPARC)

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Around a billion people live in informal urban settlements that lack essential services and security, so the concerns of these people should be high on the agenda when agreeing a new set of sustainable development goals
Earth from space

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"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
Mountains, forests and rice paddies in Nepal (Photo: Sajal Sthapit)

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Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests
We need a plan. A plan that will guide us towards achieving real impact for smallholders. We are now documenting our work on creating Impact Pathways and Theories of Change in a new Learning Brief (Photo: G Smith/CCFAS)

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We need a plan. A plan that will guide us towards achieving real impact for smallholders around the world
Communities and municipal authorities are working more closely together to improve Zimbabwe's low-income neighbourhoods (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

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Not so long ago in Zimbabwe, government officials and communities would have blamed each other for the poor state of high density, low-income neighbourhoods. But thanks to years of dialogue the two sides have come together.

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