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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.
Jockin Arputham, once an itinerant carpenter who slept outside, gives HRH Prince Charles an insight into urban development issues and a tour of Dharavi (Photo: SPARC)

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There's a surprising name on the list of winners of this year's US$1.25 million Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
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
A storm rages over downtown Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in the early evening (Photo: Jeff_Holmes via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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Progressive countries, including some of the world's poorest, are acting to green their economies and build resilience to climate change
Cambodia's farmers face an uncertain future as the climate changes (Photo: Lorena Pajares via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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Cambodia is one of several countries that are developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track different climate change actions at national as well as local levels

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